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Tag Archives: Gender & Sexuality

Deconstructing gendered language and its effects on the church

Emotional forms of ministry have their place, but as a woman in the church I am eager to move beyond the emotional woman stereotype and thus the surface-level understanding of my God-given talents and attributes. Therefore I constantly strive for a hopeful realism that exercises the complicated discipline of holding both cynical and idealist realities together in tension.

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So when are you going to get married?

I am single. I am over the age of 30. I may have a cat living at my house (it’s my roommate’s! I promise!).  Why is this relevant? And did you find it strange that my first identifying characteristic is my marital status?

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Is God a misogynist?

One can go through the Bible and collect a set of passages that make it look like the God of Hebrews, Jews and Christians has it in for women, wants women kept in their (lesser) place.

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