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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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Amid Bribery Scandal, Wal-Mart Contest Attracts Christians

April 25, 2012 10:40 AM

This month, the bottled-water company Humankind Water beat out over 4,000 other products to reach the “top ten” in an American Idol–style contest run by Wal-Mart called Get on the Shelf. The contest pitted start-up companies and entrepreneurs against each...

Why Church Matters

October 19, 2011 11:16 AM

Recently I wrote a blog post entitled, Spiritual Abuse: 10 Ways to Spot it. While I'm not an expert on spiritually abusive churches or ministries, I've had my share of negative experiences, some bordering on abuse. As I read through...

Why It’s Your Job to Break the Women’s Ministry Stereotype

October 11, 2011 10:11 AM

I remember the day I parted ways with the old model of women’s ministry. I was sitting in a hotel ballroom full of women. The speaker shared a gut-wrenching testimony that elicited a few sniffles from the crowd, which gradually...

Much Ado About Mark Driscoll

July 15, 2011 9:02 AM

This week the Christian blogosphere worked itself into a frenzy over a Facebook status posted by Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. The status, which was later removed, read, “So, what story do you have about the...

Why Divorce Devastates Children

May 18, 2011 9:30 AM

I begged her not to marry him. Our family members pleaded — all to no avail. She would have none of it. She claimed we were being negative, blind to all of his wonderful attributes. Only recently, after eight years...

Where Are All the Women City Leaders?

March 25, 2011 10:13 AM

“What can we do together that we can’t do on our own?” The question silenced a room full of local church leaders at an organizational meeting for a city-reaching network. It was a jolt to the thinking of those who...

When Christians Get Divorced

March 23, 2011 9:33 AM

A popular Christian blogger recently announced that she's getting divorced. She knows all the biblical reasons to stay married, and she understands the far-reaching repercussions when Christians divorce. On her personal blog she writes, “I can see why the Scriptures...

A New Mission for the Burnt-Out Mom

February 23, 2011 10:01 AM

In a recent "Stuff Christian Culture Likes" post at Beliefnet, humorist Stephanie Drury poked fun at signs — positioned so that they can be read only when people are leaving a church building or parking lot — that read, “You...

'Passport through Darkness' Gives Victims Voice

January 11, 2011 9:00 AM

Stifling heat vapors appear on the horizon. Laughing hyenas cackle too close for comfort in the bush. Take a step closer toward a dusty canvas tent. Meet Kimberly L. Smith and travel into her desert world as she pulls back...

The Great Chinese Orphan Rescuer

November 10, 2010 9:20 AM

Siew Mei Ang Cheung knows what it's like to be marginalized. Growing up as a Chinese immigrant in Malaysia, she was subject to an educational quota system that she says limited ethnic minorities’ opportunities. The precocious youngster was undaunted by...

A New Message at the Strip Club-Church Showdown

September 13, 2010 9:07 AM

“I can’t make out what you’re saying to me. Please have someone call me so I’ll know what you’re saying.” Sitting in her car, Anny Donewald prayed these instructions to God last month. Founder of Eve’s Angels, Donewald ministers to...

Anne Graham Lotz, the Church, and Me

September 17, 2009 9:25 AM

Renowned evangelist Anne Graham Lotz recently told Amy Sullivan at Time magazine, “Religion can be one of the greatest impediments to finding God.” Newsweek took that as Billy Graham’s daughter “slamming” churches. Actually, I think Lotz is expressing the difference...

Building Up Without Walls

July 20, 2009 10:59 AM

Popular Pentecostal teacher Paula White announced two weeks ago that she is taking the helm of the megachurch that she and ex-husband Randy White founded 18 years ago. Paula's willingness to become senior pastor of Without Walls International Church -...

Lynne Hybels: Beware! Dangerous Women

April 24, 2009 10:46 AM

I'm not a numbers person, but I keep on my desk a list of percentages that shakes me every time I read it. Did you know that ? Seventy percent of the world's extremely poor are women? ? Almost 80...

Promise Keepers Invites Women to 2009 Gathering

April 23, 2009 8:00 PM

Promise Keepers (PK), the evangelical ministry known for its focus on making men better fathers and husbands, is inviting women for the first time to its main 2009 conference, the ministry announced this week. "This year we are calling men...

When Serving Makes You Sick

April 2, 2009 8:30 AM

Popular blogger Anne Jackson witnessed hurting church leaders at an early age, when vitriolic attitudes invaded the churches her parents were pastoring. Years later, while working 70-hour weeks at a Midwest megachurch, she re-encountered that hurt — expressed in...

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