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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 Lament of a Black Neo-Reformed Woman

April 26, 2012 9:32 AM

I sat across from a beautiful black female with a modern-day afro. She and I were having lunch and she was eager to speak with me about her personal experience as an African American female in a predominantly white church....

The Trayvon Martin Case: A Moment for Evangelical Reflection

April 20, 2012 8:33 AM

“Okay, before you go out, what do you do if you get pulled over?” The proper response? “Keep your hands on the steering wheel, look straight ahead and answer, ‘Yes, sir’ or ‘No, sir.’ Don’t give them any lip.” This...

Watching 'The Help' as an African American Woman

August 11, 2011 11:03 AM

“Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it doesn’t disturb anyone else.” That’s the writing advice given to Skeeter, the only single white female and college graduate among her well-to-do white girlfriends who are all married with children. In the...

Liberty U. Students on Interracial Marriage Trends

April 5, 2011 9:30 AM

Some moons ago, my first official “date” was with a black boy. (I am white, by the way.) Technically he was half-black, but in the remote Maine community where I grew up, it didn’t make much difference either way. There...

The 'D Word' at U.S. Christian Colleges

July 6, 2010 9:35 AM

When Carmille Akande, a dean at Cedarville University, and I stepped into the Duke Gardens for the opening reception of Duke Divinity School’s Summer Institute — a project of Duke’s Center for Reconciliation — we sensed we were on holy...

Should Pro-lifers Call Black Children an 'Endangered Species'?

March 11, 2010 3:04 PM

Perhaps you’ve heard about the controversial billboard campaign sponsored by Georgia Right to Life, that state’s largest pro-life organization, in partnership with a Christian group called the Radiance Foundation. In signs put up around Atlanta, as well as through a...

A Black Maid's Expose

March 10, 2010 8:06 AM

It took me several weeks to finally retrieve The Help from the library's waiting list, but I was determined to find out what the fuss was about. Kathryn Stockett's first novel has appeared on The New York Times bestseller list...

Disney Croaks with Newest Princess Film

January 12, 2010 10:06 AM

When CT editor Sarah Pulliam Bailey e-mailed Her.meneutics bloggers to ask if anyone would be interested in reviewing The Princess and the Frog, Disney's newest princess film and the first to feature an African American lead, I wrote back right...

Should Christians See 'Precious'?

December 4, 2009 4:00 PM

After reading Camerin Courtney’s 3½-star review of Precious for Christianity Today Movies, I knew I wanted to see the film. Well, kind of. Alongside other reviewers, Courtney made it clear that the film — about an obese, illiterate African American...

'The Blind Side' Reaches Across Class and Race

November 30, 2009 9:33 AM

I look for redemption in stories, knowing full well that most stories fall short of portraying it perfectly. The Blind Side, a film based on a true story about a wealthy Tennessee couple who takes in a black teen from...


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