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The Christianity Today women’s blog provides news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women. We cover news stories and books related to international justice and evangelism, pregnancy and sexual ethics, marriage, parenting, and celibacy, pop culture, health and body image, raising girls, and women in the church and parachurch.

Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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The Best Christian Halloween Party

October 29, 2010 12:00 PM

In case you hadn’t noticed the inflatable purple spiders dotting the lawns of suburban neighborhoods or been tempted by those Venti-sized bags of mini Snickers, this Sunday is Halloween. What kind of story will your church tell itself about the...

Why I Envy Young Nuns

September 22, 2010 8:10 AM

I have a vinyl sticker on the back window of my car that reads, JESUS INSIDE. It's an effective conversation starter because it frequently invites teasing: “So, where does Jesus sit?” “Hey, did you know Jesus is inside your parked...

The Brave Women of the Catholic Church

April 13, 2010 8:53 AM

I love a good story. That’s why I’ve been captivated in recent days by stories concerning the Catholic Church abuse scandal. Not the newspaper spreads with timelines showing who knew what, when they knew it, and what they did or...

Citing Modesty, Two Women Refuse Full-Body Scans

March 8, 2010 11:12 AM

Two Muslim women boarding a plane in Manchester, England, last week became trailblazers in the debate over full-body scanners by refusing to undergo the scan, citing religious and medical restrictions. They forfeited their £400 airline tickets to Pakistan, as such...

Gay Marriage Leads D.C. Archbishop to End Foster Care Program

February 22, 2010 11:06 AM

The other shoe has dropped here in Washington, D.C., in a long conflict between the local Catholic diocese and the District of Columbia. After warning for months that the District's pending same-sex marriage law — slated to go into effect...

The Trouble with Depicting Jesus

December 15, 2009 10:34 AM

When the New Community Bible first released in 2008, it sold 15,000 hardcover copies in a few short weeks.Yet the resulting hue and cry over certain aspects of the Bible, the first to be produced by Indians, for Indians in...

Girl Dumps God

September 1, 2009 10:58 AM

I wanted to love Not That Kind of Girl, a new memoir from “recovering evangelical” Carlene Bauer. On the surface, Bauer and I have a lot in common. We’re women who love the Bible, literature, and pop culture. We...

The Charismatic Alberto Cutie

August 4, 2009 9:44 AM

It's been about three months now since we heard of Alberto Cutie, the former Roman Catholic priest who was caught kissing his girlfriend on a Miami beach. No sooner was he removed from his post than he left the Catholic...

Obama's Kinder, Gentler Culture War

May 18, 2009 11:59 AM

I didn't see this one coming. K. and I had been talking about her sex life. We had arranged to meet before a sexual abstinence event at a church in Michigan. I was there interviewing young people for a book...

Elizabeth Lev Defends Mom's Decision to Turn Down Notre Dame

April 29, 2009 3:14 PM

Politics Daily contributor Elizabeth Lev fired a smart defense this morning of Mary Ann Glendon's refusal to accept Notre Dame's Laetare Medal and to speak alongside President Obama at the school's May 17 commencement ceremony. Glendon sent a letter...

Meanwhile, What about the Women and Children?

April 3, 2009 8:32 AM

On March 18, my friend Tim Morgan posted an article on Christianity Today's Liveblog called "Why the Pope Is Right about Condoms and HIV in Africa." "You can't resolve [the AIDS crisis] with the distribution of condoms," the pope...


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