Why We Still Need to Have This Conversation

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This month marks the one-year anniversary of the release of The Modern Magnificat: Women Responding to the Call of God.  I’m proud to be one of the women who contributed a ministerial calling story to this collection edited by Jennifer Harris Dault.  I was discussing the book, and my calling, with a friend recently, as we were both reading Sarah Bessey’s new book, Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of WomenAn acquaintance walked by and overheard us.  “Another book about women?” he said laughingly.  “Didn’t you just go hear some other author talk about this same thing?”  He was referring to a convocation with Rachel Held Evans I attended in September, at which she discussed her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  “That’s an important issue, I know.  But there are other things the church needs to focus on,” he said.  “Why do we need to keep having the same conversation?” Continue reading “Why We Still Need to Have This Conversation”

I Was Told to Knit While the Men Prayed

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A few days ago, I got my hands on Sarah Bessey’s new book, Jesus Feminist.  I’m excited to be part of Sarah’s synchroblog with (as of this writing) around 45 others to celebrate the release of the book.  This is the (relatively) short version of why I’m a Jesus Feminist. Continue reading “I Was Told to Knit While the Men Prayed”