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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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Laughing at the Sexual Abuse of Boys?

June 15, 2012 8:43 AM

In recent days, I have twice seen a television trailer for That’s My Boy, a new movie featuring the dubious pairing of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, both of Saturday Night Live fame. Embedded in the storyline is the premise...

Voice of the Victims: Sex Abuse Survivors and the Church

April 30, 2012 8:22 AM

The news rumbled like an earthquake through evangelical circles. Tom White, the 64-year-old director of religious-persecution group Voice of The Martyrs (V.O.M.), had committed suicide after allegations that he’d molested a 10-year-old girl. For those of us who have no...

Success, Honor, and the Legacy of Joe Paterno

November 16, 2011 8:33 AM

“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.” Joe Paterno I’ve spent a good deal of my life trying to make sense of child sexual abuse. In 1978, 26 sets of...

Reading Scripture with Sex Abuse Survivors

June 30, 2011 10:09 AM

Laura survived a rigid and abusive fundamentalist upbringing, then married a Baptist minister who sexually abused her. Now she’s an atheist. Vyckie was a wife and mom in the Quiverfull movement who now also leans toward atheism, believing that...

Beyond SlutWalk: A New Conversation about Sexual Assault

May 11, 2011 11:09 AM

Last month thousands of women took to the Toronto streets dressed in lingerie and miniskirts. Calling their movement SlutWalk, they were protesting a police officer’s statement to college students, after a wave of sexual assaults at York University, that “women...

Christians Launch Anti-Slavery Efforts for Super Bowl XLV

January 25, 2011 11:59 AM

Cowboys stadium. Troy Polamalu. Black Eyed Peas. Ben Roethlisberger. Sex trafficking of minors. Christina Aguilera. Doritos’ controversy-tinged “Crash the Super Bowl” contest. Those irritating Go Daddy commercials. Which of these things is not like the others? Believe it or not,...

Why I Boycotted Amazon This Week

November 12, 2010 11:01 AM

I jumped on a bandwagon Wednesday. I was one of the thousands who tweeted out against’s decision to carry on its Kindle store the e-book The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-lover's Code of Conduct. According to...

The Brave Women of the Catholic Church

April 13, 2010 8:53 AM

I love a good story. That’s why I’ve been captivated in recent days by stories concerning the Catholic Church abuse scandal. Not the newspaper spreads with timelines showing who knew what, when they knew it, and what they did or...

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...


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