Resources For Christian Feminists

March 22, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

It’s kind of crazy. This is the last episode in season 2 but we don’t want to leave you hanging during the break so today we are going to give you some of our favorite Christian Feminist resources to check out during the off season!

 

Resource List:

Emily Nielsen Jones

Kelly Ladd Bishop

Cindy Brandt

Carolyn Custis James

Mimi Haddad

Charlie Olivia

Sarah Bessey

Jory Micah

The Thistlette

Sierra White

Ashley Easter 

Articles Mentioned: 

Men, Submit to Women in the Home & Church (Part 1) 

Why the Church Wants to Talk about Sex Trafficking, but Not Domestic Violence 

When Will the Southern Baptist Convention Apologize to Women? 

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Interview with Leah Ross

March 14, 2017

This week, we are so excited to have writer, egalitarian, and advocate, Leah Ross on the show! Tune in as Leah talks to us about intersectional feminism, her favorite women of the Bible, a popular article of hers, and more! 

 "Jesus didn't just come to give us eternal life, but He came to give us abundant life right now on this earth. I believe that deeply enmeshed in the Gospel is the idea that there is no hierarchy, there is no oppression, but we are free from sin and the effects of sin, but also free to be who God called us to be without question. I believe that egalitarian theology allows everyone to thrive and I think complementarian theology, this idea that God is working under some kind of hierarchy ... is very damaging not only between the relationships of men and women, but the worst part is that it really robs us of our full relationship with God."  

Notes and Sources: 

To My Black Complementarian Family by Leah Ross 

3 Simple Egalitarian Principles for Reading the Bible 

Does Male Headship Theology Dehumanize Women? (Part 1) 

Does Male Headship Theology Dehumanize Women? (Part 2) 

 
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Interview with Mary DeMuth

March 7, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

**Trigger Warning**

Today, we are welcoming author, blogger, speaker, and abuse victim advocate, Mary DeMuth to the show! Listen as we talk about her story of childhood sexual abuse and her journey to healing. We also ask about intimacy after abuse and hear Mary's take on surrounding yourself with other strong women.

"People who get married who have not been sexually abused, but they grew up in a Christian subculture, they're starting at 0 and suddenly they have to be at a 10. They have to be really excited about sex. But if you're starting at -28 [as a sexual abuse survivor], where you can't even see it as beautiful and all you can think of is violation, then it's very, very hard."

Notes:

restoryshow.com (podcast)

restoryconference.us (conference)

marydemuth.com (main site)

Not Marked (book)

Find Mary on Facebook

Find Mary on Twitter

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Three Traits to Watch Out for In a Guy

March 1, 2017

This week, Ashley and Charlie are talking about three traits to watch out for in a man. These traits, which at times may seem harmless, can lead to mental, emotional, and physical abuse. 

"This type of [controlling] behavior is really dangerous, and it is completely unacceptable, and it can lead to other problems including physical abuse. This is mental and emotional abuse by controlling, but it could also lead to physical abuse. If you are with someone or meet someone who has these traits, don't try to fix them, just run away from them."

Notes and Sources: 

Three Traits to Watch Out for In a Guy (Article) 

Wheel Of Power And Control

Wheel Of Equality

 

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Interview With Feminist Asian Dad, Eugene Hung

February 22, 2017

Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie!

We’ve got another great interview planned for today! Please welcome the Feminist Asian Dad, Eugene Hung. We will be asking about his amazing presentation at Biola University on sexual assault. Eugene also shares his top three suggestions for men who want to end gender inequality and advice for dads who want to empower their daughters.

"Sexual assault, it's not just a women's issue, it's a human issue. It's an issue that demands a Christian response. If God wants us to be caring for folks who are oppressed, women and girls are oppressed by institutions, by societal structures and sexual assault is very much one of those things that is born out of this entrenched rape culture that's all over that I didn't see before." 

Notes:

https://feministasiandad.com

Eugene's talk on sexual assault at Biola U: What's A Man To Do

Find Eugene on Facebook

Find Eugene on Twitter

* Due to technical difficulties, there may be a bit of echoing in this podcast. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our listeners.

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Interview with Pastor Amber Picota

February 15, 2017

Hi everyone and welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie. We are so excited to have pastor, author, and blogger, Amber Picota, on the show with us today!

Amber is going to be chatting about the challenges of being a female pastor, some of the assumptions people make about her, and she will also share about her vision for her new book, "God's Feminist Movement".

Notes:

Get the book "God's Feminist Movement"

Follow Amber on Facebook

Check out Amber's website AmberPicota.com

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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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