I suggested recently that engaging with (secular) feminism may well enrich Christians, but what do you do if you’re Average Pastor (or Average Christian)? You can’t be up on everything! Here I want to give five basic tips for interacting with feminism.
When I started my undergrad Arts degree in 2001 at the University of Adelaide, I hadn’t thought much about how my study and my faith went together beyond working in all things as if for Christ and being ready to give an answer in whatever situations arose. I had never […]
I have a memory from my final year of university so humiliating and mundane I hesitate to share it. I was walking through Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide’s CBD and there was a group of guys on the corner pub’s balcony. They were catcalling the woman in front of me, but […]
Abortion is a hot topic for Christians. I’ve written about it here and here, and my pastor in Adelaide asked me some follow up questions. So I thought I’d write some more about it. I’ve said before that I want to be positive towards all human life. There are all […]
Last week the daughter of Alice Walker wrote an article about how radical feminism has failed women. It was reposted on my Facebook timeline several times with comments like, ‘Feminism has had some very damaging effects’ and ‘Right on’. I’ve written before about how I’m frustrated when people (especially Christians) fail […]
A quick heads up: I’m heaps excited to let you know that Tamie has an article in the latest issue of Tyndale Bulletin. This paper argues that literary context, commonly used by evangelicals, and intertextuality, often championed by feminist scholars, are complementary tools for understanding the story of Jephthah and […]
The contention of the ‘Why men hate going to church’ movement is that church has become feminised. From David Murrow’s website: With the dawning of the industrial revolution, large numbers of men sought work in mines, mills and factories, far from home and familiar parish. Women stayed behind, and began […]