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Loving (and Learning about) Yourself in 2016
Loving (and Learning about) Yourself in 2016

One of the reasons I started this blog was to remind women that we too are wonderfully and cheerfully made in the spectacular image of God, and that you can

The Christmas Story: If It Wasn’t For the Women
The Christmas Story: If It Wasn’t For the Women

Women are crucial figures in the history of Christianity. And if it wasn’t for the faith and obedience of women, the divine message of Christmas may never have been told.

Mary Magdalene and Messy Women
Mary Magdalene and Messy Women

Between installments of our series on Mary Magdalene, a social media firestorm raged over a Twitter post by Ayesha Curry, the wife of Stephen Curry, point guard for the Golden

Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was a Sista Part II
Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was a Sista Part II

The book by Dan Brown, “The DaVinci Code,” claims that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. Brown argues that a Jewish man of Jesus’ age would have taken a wife.

Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was A Sista Part I
Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was A Sista Part I

I have to credit Mary Magdalene with my first gentle nudge into feminist interpretation of Scripture. I went to parochial school, and from Kindergarten through the eighth grade, religion classes

Pray for Paris
Pray for Paris

As we wake up to news that extremists have killed and injured dozens of people in Paris, France, I’ve seen a million memes urging us to “pray for Paris.” It

Can the Black Christian Woman Have it All?
Can the Black Christian Woman Have it All?

“I feel like I can’t do this. I am an ‘A’ student who is only getting a ‘C’ in life. I should not have had kids. I can’t have it

Preach about a Black Girl this Sunday November 1, 2015
Preach about a Black Girl this Sunday November 1, 2015

The Churched Feminist is proud to endorse a call for clergy to preach this Sunday about Black girls in light of recent events. If I were preaching this Sunday, I

A Litany for Black Women and Girls
A Litany for Black Women and Girls

One Voice: before we place any request before you O God, we thank you for everything. All Voices: We give thanks to you Lord. One Voice: For every African mother

Sexual Purity, the Bible, and Black Women
Sexual Purity, the Bible, and Black Women

Social media has been ablaze this week with the story of a young woman who presented her father with a certificate of purity on her wedding day. Yes, you read