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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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I Am Not Charles Worley: The Plea of a Christian Who Opposes Gay Marriage

June 11, 2012 10:55 AM

I’m going to let you in on a little secret I’ve never talked about with anyone. On November 2, 2008, I walked into a polling booth in Glendora, California, and voted for Proposition 8, which sought to add the clause...

A Christian Response to Gay Bullying

October 12, 2011 9:47 AM

A few weeks ago, Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead by his parents in their Buffalo, New York, home. But Rodemeyer’s death was different. The 14-year-old was one of many young people who have committed suicide over bullying and taunting over...

The Battle for Bert and Ernie

August 16, 2011 4:24 PM

When I was 4, our local PBS station gave away stuffed Ernie dolls as part of its pledge drive. As soon as I saw the announcement, I did exactly as WTTW hoped I would: I ran to the other room...

When Sex Becomes an Idol

July 18, 2011 11:45 AM

In the past few months, I couldn’t help noticing the flurry of articles about the PCUSA’s decision to ordain people in same-sex relationships, the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, the passage of same-sex marriage laws...

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and a Young Man's Death

October 12, 2010 10:20 AM

In 1998 while working as a reporter in Oregon, I wrote about the rising trend toward younger, more violent criminal offenders. "We've been warned that we are going to be dealing with a whole generation of kids without a conscience,"...

Female and Athletic: College Basketball's Gender Dilemma

April 23, 2010 10:10 AM

What seemed like a simple statement about family togetherness has become a lightning rod in the world of Division I women’s college basketball. Robin Pingeton, the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Missouri, said in her first press...

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...

Stanton Jones, CedarvilleOUT Come to Campus

November 13, 2009 10:04 AM

Last spring, John* asked if we could meet at the Hive, our college campus snack shop. After a bit of small talk, he confided, “My friends said that you’re someone I’d feel safe talking to. And this is what I...

Carrie Prejean's Book Urges Women to Stand Up for Beliefs

November 10, 2009 10:38 AM

In her book, Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks, former Miss California Carrie Prejean describes herself as “a sacrificial Christian thrown to the vicious and cruel media lions to be torn apart.”...

In the Loop: Pre-Sex Prayer, More Women Pastors, and Father-Daughter Baseball Bonding

September 17, 2009 11:31 AM

‘Strong Link’ Between Religious Beliefs and Teen Birth Rates A new study published in Reproductive Health demonstrates that states with “increased religiosity” tend to have the highest teen birth rates. In order to determine religiosity, researchers averaged the percentage of...

The Lutherans and Twister Theology

August 25, 2009 9:39 AM

When is a warning from God not a warning from God? Or a "we can't tell whether or not it's a warning from God"? This question came up last week while I was covering the church-wide assembly of the Evangelical...

Miss CA Becomes Ad Spokeswoman for Traditional Marriage

May 1, 2009 8:17 AM

Carrie Prejean, praised by conservative Christian groups for her statement on same-sex marriage in the Miss USA beauty pageant, is appearing in a TV ad for the National Organization for Marriage, a Philadelphia nonprofit led by Maggie Gallagher and Princeton...

eHarmony Launches Gay Dating Site

March 31, 2009 2:32 PM

Online dating site eHarmony launched a version of its match-making service for homosexual couples Tuesday in response to a settlement late last year. The company agreed to launch Compatible Partners after a user had filed a complaint against eHarmony, citing...


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