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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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Why Christians Could Use a Little Adventure

August 7, 2012 9:40 AM

It all started, as I imagine many great adventures do, with a post on Craigslist. “Ha ha ha, was airing out items on my fire escape, wind blew this gorgeous dress into the tree, I am moving and don’t...

The Soul of Your Soles: Why Women Love Shoes

July 10, 2012 9:41 AM

Oxfords, Docs, Converse, crocs. Peep toes, pumps, Mary Janes, clogs. Jellies, Wellies, Combats, Chucks. Manolos, Maddens, Sandals, stilettos. Kitten heels, mules, Birks and wedges. A new study reveals that our soles are the window to our souls; these tongues do...

What Christians Can Learn from the Legacy of Nora Ephron

June 28, 2012 10:10 AM

I first introduced my husband to one of my all-time favorite films one hot August night in Belize. An unlikely introduction, but we were staying in a hotel whose only air-conditioned area was the media room. I was on what...

In Defense of Sarcasm & Humor: A Response to the Earnest

June 6, 2012 11:33 AM

When I was 10, helping my father—the pastor—to prepare for a baptism, I’d hop into the baptismal pool and give a dramatic, Unshackled-style before-and-after testimony, complete with tears, a Damascus road moment, and a changed life. At 15, I’d intone...

Ben & Jerry’s ‘Schweddy Balls’ and Scatological Humor

September 27, 2011 11:30 AM

So, one million moms are up in arms over “Schweddy Balls,” the, uh, gutsy, name of Ben and Jerry’s newest flavor: rum-flavored vanilla ice cream adorned with fudge-covered malt balls. One would think such an unsavory name for something that...

The Unfunny Side of Modern Feminism

October 1, 2010 9:34 AM

Is feminism funny or humorless? That was the question asked and evaluated at a Slate event I attended in New York City two weeks ago called Double X Presents: The Smoking Bra: Women and Comedy. I thought the question was...

ChristWire and Good Satire

September 9, 2010 10:51 AM

I first learned of the website ChristWire from a Facebook friend who linked to a much-read post that lists questions for wives to answer if they think their husbands might be gay. My friend asked whether anyone knew if the...

Gimme that Christian Side Hug

December 14, 2009 10:26 AM

The “Christian Side Hug” video is going viral, but don’t take it too seriously. The video quickly loses its humor if you watch the whole four-minute spoof. Yes, it’s a spoof, the Chicago Tribune reports. Before the spoof was outed,...

Women's Groups Lash Out at Letterman in Palin's Defense

June 12, 2009 11:35 AM

Several women's groups have joined Sarah Palin's fight with David Letterman over his joke that Palin's daughter got "knocked up" by Alex Rodriguez during their recent trip to New York. "It's worse than poor taste; it reflects ugliness in him....


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