Category: Personal

The Problem with Doing What You Love

My father, a civil engineer, designs enormous conveyors which are used in rock quarries to carry stone to be crushed. The specifics of the designs are beyond my understanding as an English professor, but I understand enough to know that in a real sense my father’s conveyors are the backbone of modern society. Without them,…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 9: The Feminist Internet

Knowing http://www.thenation.com/article/178140/feminisms-toxic-twitter-wars The femfuture report Responses to the controversy  Reading Our feminist internet experiences Is the tonal shift real? Activism and racism online Neologism and feminist discourse Representation and tone policing How our Christianities tell us to respond  Passing On [A/N: Because there are more links than usual this episode, and because several were mentioned…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 8.1: Real Marriage

Knowing Mark Driscoll’s public reputation The book’s reception “How Not to Read This Book” A word on recent controversies Reading Chapter One: “New Marriage, Same Spouse” Chapter Three: “Men and Marriage” Chapter Nine: “Selfish Lovers and Servant Lovers” Chapter Ten: “Can We ________?” Chapter Eleven: “Reverse Engineering Your Life and Marriage” Passing On http://www.amazon.com/Gaudy-Night-Wimsey-Mystery-Harriet/dp/0062196537/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398248943&sr=1-1&keywords=sayers+gaudy+night http://www.amazon.com/Red-Hot-Monogamy-Making-Marriage-Sizzle/dp/0736916083/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398248976&sr=1-1&keywords=red+hot+monogamy…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 7.2: Jesus Feminist

Knowing Reception What is a Jesus Feminist? Foreword by Rachel Held Evans Reading Tone and structure Paul and silence Female community and spiritual midwives Marriage and mutual submission Experiencing God through motherhood More on the book’s tone Passing On http://juniaproject.com/ http://www.amazon.com/The-Naked-Now-Learning-Mystics/dp/0824525434

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 7.1: The Year of Biblical Womanhood

Knowing “complementarian” vs “egalitarian” How this book is set up and why The Vaginagate controversy Reception and reviews: muddying the waters in a positive way? Reading A quick (okay, not that quick) response from everyone Domesticity and Submission Valor and Justice Evans’ conclusions: How do we/should we read the Bible? Problems of commercialism We wanted…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 6.2: The Evangelical Adoption Movement

Knowing Biblical precedence or mandate for adoption: The story of Moses; James 1:27, Deuteronomy 10:18 Recent church-led focus on the practice and the “orphan crisis” A decline in international adoptions and an increase in regulations  Reading To Train Up a Child, abuse, and controversy http://heartofwisdom.com/blog/pearls-to-train-up-a-child-and-child-abuse/ Kathryn Joyce and Evangelical subcultures Proverbs 22:6, Proverbs 13:24, and…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 6.1: Christian Feminist Parenting

Note: This is our first transcontinental podcast, and there’s some noise and feedback we couldn’t get rid of. Thanks for sticking with us! Introductions Congratulations Shelah and Shawn! A little bit about parenting and families Knowing What is Christian Feminist Parenting? Intentional parenting: direct instruction and modeling Context and nuance Compassion and assuming the best…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 4: Mariology

Introductions, a welcome, and an apology Knowing Mary as theotokos  Lots of theologians have talked about her role So have lots of feminists Mary’s feast days make this discussion a timely one (or would if we had recorded on time :/ ) Reading This is a huge topic—please join our discussion on the blog and…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 3.2: “I’m not a feminist, but…”

A correction   KNOWING With progress comes backlash Faludi, Susan. Backlash: The Undeclared War against American Women. New York: Crown, 1991. Print. Levy, Ariel. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. New York: Free Press, 2006. Print. READING http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2013/04/around-the-bedroom-and-why-im-not-a-feminist/ http://www.lifeingraceblog.com/2013/05/why-im-not-a-feminist-part-2christ-as-husband/ What does it mean to be a feminist? To be a Christian feminist? Living…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #3.1: Third Wave and Riot Grrrl

  Knowing When was the Third Wave? Why was the Third Wave? Pop culture and “The personal is political.” Reading http://www.girlstothefront.com/ Laurie was a punk rocker: anger, class consciousness, and feminism Punk girlfriends and the human coatrack Musicianship is secondary to participation Victoria gets to riot grrrl by way of Shakespeare The problem of riot…

No Lectionary Post this Week

Because I (foolishly) scheduled two classes’ worth of draft-revisions this week, I’ll be holding off on Lectionary posts until next Monday.  In the meantime, you can get other Lectionary posts over at the Ekklesia Project as well as on several other Bible blogs.  Or you could scroll down a bit and see my brief thoughts…

Re-visiting Philip Roth: Goodbye, Columbus

First, let me begin by offering my gratitude to the folks that operate Christian Humanist. I’m flattered that they would entrust a portion of their web space to me and I hope that I don’t embarrass them too badly. Just as a brief introduction, my name is Danny Anderson and I teach English at Emmanuel College in…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #79: The Doctor Is In!

General Introduction – Welcome back! – A hot Minnesota August – Nathan’s premature semester – Looking forward to David’s J-Term – Prolegomena to Rock – Listener feedback – Can we get Nathan to rap? – Like us on Facebook Explain the Encyclopedia – A long ride on an elevator – Introduction to Contemporary Christian Theology…

A Brief (and Predictable) Response to David French

An Open Letter to Young, “Post-Partisan” Evangelicals by David French Post-Partisan Evangelicals, Perception Versus Reality, and the Moral Primacy of the Abortion Debate by David French Since I’ve commented recently on politics, critiquing liberal-leaning evangelicals, I figured I should probably go ahead and write my election-year post on why the GOP don’t impress me much. …