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Christian Feminist Podcast Episode #141: The Queen’s Gambit

Ilia Danner Grubbs, Laurie Norris, and Sara Klooster discuss feminism, racism, and more in the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit INTRODUCTIONS SEGMENT 1: KNOWING Content warning, this show does portray drug and alcohol use, mental illness, and suicide.  Summary of the show SEGMENT 2: READING I. What we enjoyed II. Portrayals of Feminism https://thesouthern.com/sports/st-louis-chess-grandmaster-susan-polgar-fact-checks-the-queens-gambit/article_4354975d-46a8-5485-a396-d69a3bd0345a.html III.…

I Link. I'm Gonna Kill Myself.

(Yeah, I’m proud of that title.) Who should determine the course of Christian theology–pastors or professors? (I guess no one’s arguing for bloggers or, um, English teachers.) A model for the new literary humanism. Leo Tolstoy’s descendants and fans want the Russian Orthodox Church to reverse his excommunication. Resisting Glenn Beck (or the Glenn Beck…

Hitting the Links

Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon sets a world record by  beating 458 of 523 opponents simultaneously. Jenny Truax introduces distributism, an alternative to capitalism and socialism and communism. John Stackhouse criticizes some particularly bad exegesis of 1 Timothy. Joan C. Williams comments on the social expectations that make such bad exegesis possible. Robert Alter’s translation…