Tag: Bible

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 134: Queen Athaliah

Listen here Marie Hause, Katie Grubbs, and Christina Bieber Lake take on biblical bad girl Queen Athaliah. Knowing Background on Queen Athaliah Summary of the context and content of 2 Kings 11 and 2 Chronicles 22-23 Reading Two different approaches to Athaliah Liz Curtis Higgs in Really Bad Girls of the Bible (2008) Kyung Sook…

Christian Humanist Profiles 173: Scripture and the English Poetic Imagination

There’s a lot of poetry in the Bible. Anyone who flips through its pages can see how many have that telltale jagged edge of printed verse. But it’s not only proportion: the weightiest moments, the loftiest sayings of scripture are poetic, especially the voice of God, whether through the Word of the prophets or the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 113: Song of Songs

Marie Hause, Carla Godwin, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer discuss the Song of Songs. Listen here. Knowing Background on the Song of Songs, its history of interpretation, and why it’s of interest for feminists Our previous experiences of the Song Reading Summary of Phyllis Trible, “Love’s Lyrics Redeemed,” in God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality Summary…

Christian Humanist Profiles 130: Paul, A Biography

Download or Stream this Episode  Some people just don’t know what to do with Paul.  Browsing a bookstore will reveal attempts to pit him against Jesus, to make him the real genius behind the traditions we know as Christianity, to render the sayings of Jesus so that they fit his ideas, to render his career…

Christian Humanist Profiles 127: The New Testament

Download or Stream this Episode Most of us Christians in the twenty-first century have a strong sense, even if not a theoretical account, that the New Testament is at once the legislator of our imaginations in ways that unbelievers miss and an utterly alien text, emerging from a strange world and insisting on a life…

Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #26: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Protestants

On the newest episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Sam and I put the Reformation on hold for a moment to consider the Christianity that lies on the other side of 1517: the faith of the Middle Ages. Featured Book Chris R. Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C.S.…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #63: The Handmaid’s Tale

y Knowing Background on the novel and television show (taken largely from this NYT piece) Our experiences with the novel Our summer series and Victoria’s fifteen-year Handmaid’s Tale journey Reading Dystopia by Prooftexting Why Serena Joy is much younger Passing On Angela Jade Bastien’s HT reviews Iran Awakening The American Solidarity Part

Two Cheers for the Guild: Some Follow-up on Academic Biblical Studies

Super-listener Chen Bu Lei posed some good questions and concerns about my Christian Humanist Profiles interview with Daniel Kirk about his recent book A Man Attested by God, and I realized as I read them on Facebook that he was digging into some questions bigger than a Facebook comment.  So here I am. As listeners…