Interview with Margaret Mowczko

February 8, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

Today, we have a special guest on the show, scholar, blogger, and egalitarian Margaret Mowczko! This woman is doing amazing work advancing gender equality through her in-depth scholarship on New Testament history.

"It's really important to look at the context of Ephesians 5 to work out what is actually being said... Pretty much all of Ephesians 5 is talking about love and how to live as Spirit-filled people. And being a leader, being someone in authority just doesn't come into it... I think the word "head" is used as being part of a head-body metaphor... because unity is what Paul is really hoping for." -Marg Mowczko

Notes and Sources: 

Towards Equality – Marg's Story 

Kephalē and “Male Headship” in Paul’s Letters
The Metaphorical Meanings of “Head” in Paul’s Letters
 

Extra Honour for Underdogs (1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Follow Marg on Facebook and Twitter

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Helpmeet: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means

February 1, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

Have you heard of the biblical word "helpmeet"? Does it bring to remembrance ideas of a woman being a subordinate helper to a leading man? Today, we are going to be talking about the real meaning of the word and it just might surprise you.

Notes and Sources: 

He Calls Me Warrior 

Kenegdo = Equal to Him

EZER KENEGDO

My Husband, My Helpmeet

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Scientology & Spiritually Abusive Christian Churches

January 25, 2017

The Church of Scientology has been in the news quite a bit lately due to Leah Remini's mini documentary series exposing the abuse that happens in the church (or cult). This week, Ashley and Charlie are discussing the Church of Scientology and how it is similar to many Christian churches. 

 

Notes:

Scientology & Spiritually Abusive Christian Churches (Blog Post)

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 

Leah Remini Documentary 

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Part 2: Interview With Our Husbands, Will & Nate

January 18, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

Last week we introduced our husbands, Will Easter and Nate Horton. We are going to continue our conversation on egalitarianism from a male perspective.

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Part 1: Interview With Our Husbands, Will & Nate

January 11, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

We are very excited to be introducing our first guests on the show who also happen to be our husbands, Will Easter and Nate Horton. We've talked about them quite a bit and now we are excited that you finally get to meet them!

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Pro-Life Feminism

January 4, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie. There’s a common stereotype that all feminists are pro-choice, so this week Ashley and Charlie are discussing their own beliefs and values regarding the issue of life.

Notes and Sources:

 Interesting information on aborting rates

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How Feminism Helps Men

December 28, 2016

Today on Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie, let's chat about ways feminism helps men!

"Men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women and the rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged, white men in particular... I think it is more difficult for men to get the help they need because society does not encourage them to express their emotions fully...They may be depressed but they wont seek professional help because they want to "take it like a man" because that's what they have been told their whole life."

Notes and Sources: 

https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/

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An Egalitarian Perspective on Mary & Joseph

December 21, 2016

To get in the Christmas spirit, Ashley and Charlie share their own perspectives on Jesus' earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. 

Sources: 

Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World 

What If Mary and Joseph Were Complementarians

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Becoming a More Confident Woman

December 14, 2016

Do you struggle with presenting yourself as a confident woman? Maybe it's even a challenge to feel confident.

Today on Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie, we are going to share some of our own experiences with confidence building as well as a few confidence tips men are taught that are often kept from women. 

Notes and Sources: 

Your body language shapes who you are | Amy Cuddy

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Season 2 Episode 1: Intersectional Feminism

November 29, 2016

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

Today we will be chatting about intersectional feminism and particularly as it relates to race and inclusively of women of color.

Notes:

Movies promoting people of color:

Selma

Race

Loving 

Resources on Intersectionality:

Intersectionality Simplified 

Intersectional Feminism 

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