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

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Clothing in Church: Why It Matters

February 20, 2012 9:59 AM

My little brother is one of my favorite people. He is patient and gentle and considerate and funny. (Although I would never tell him that.) He is in his last year at Westmont College, my alma mater, and for the...

How 'Modest Is Hottest' Is Hurting Christian Women

December 15, 2011 9:47 AM

I remember the first time I heard the words chirped by an eager female college student as we discussed the topic of modesty. Her enthusiasm was mixed with perk and reprimand, producing a tone that landed somewhere between Emily Post...

Modesty: Still Missing from the Church

August 4, 2011 10:20 AM

“Why does she have on those hooker shoes?” That’s how one of my godmothers began our phone conversation Monday morning. She was disheartened by a woman’s church attire, and that was just one of her examples. I shared my observations...

Burqa Watching in Great America

September 1, 2010 11:14 AM

During this summer’s visit to Six Flags Great America, I was prepared for the bikini-clad girls with short-shorts pulled down low, the shirtless boys with white tanks tossed across their shoulders, not to mention the matching families in khaki shorts...

Modesty: A Female-Only Virtue?

May 18, 2010 9:13 AM

About this time four years ago, Calvin College students, ready to enjoy the long-absent Michigan sun, spent hours each day on the campus lawn, “studying” for finals and playing Ultimate Frisbee until dusk. Calvin, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church...


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