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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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Move Over, Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin Is Our New Sweetheart

July 31, 2012 9:28 AM

The world can find many things to love about Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, the most inconsequential being her ability to lip sync to Call Me Maybe, the most consequential being her team-focused attitude. It’s a far cry from what we’ve...

Learning from Tim Tebow about Workplace Evangelism

January 9, 2012 9:46 PM

I can’t claim to be a football fan, but this season is the closest I’ve come to being one. This Saturday I’ll be glued to the playoff game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, rooting for Broncos quarterback...

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...

The Argument for Girl-Boy Wrestling

February 22, 2011 10:00 AM

When my friend posted a link to the story of Joel Northrup — the 16-year-old Iowa wrestler who defaulted rather than wrestle a girl, Cassy Herkelman, in a state tournament last week — I was floored when my athletic, competitive...

Michael Vick's Long Road to Recovery

February 16, 2011 3:49 PM

Two weeks ago, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was named the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Vick is the 12th recipient of the award but the first to “come back” as an ex-con who served time in...

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,...

Steve Johnson's Genie-in-a-Bottle God

December 1, 2010 11:38 AM

Steve Johnson was having a very bad, horrible, terrible day. The 24-year-old wide receiver had the opportunity to give the Buffalo Bills one of their sweetest victories: an unexpected win against the Steelers in overtime. But he dropped the ball,...

Girls in Sports No Longer 'Tomboys'

November 4, 2010 10:50 AM

Athletic competition builds character in our boys. We do not need that kind of character in our girls. ~ Connecticut judge, 1971 Last month the Women's Sports Foundation held its annual Salute to Women in Sports at the Waldorf-Astoria in...

Female and Athletic: College Basketball's Gender Dilemma

April 23, 2010 10:10 AM

What seemed like a simple statement about family togetherness has become a lightning rod in the world of Division I women’s college basketball. Robin Pingeton, the new women’s basketball coach at the University of Missouri, said in her first press...

Pregnant Olympians Are Not 'Selfish'

February 23, 2010 9:11 AM

Last Friday a friend forwarded me a link to an article titled “Are Pregnant Athletes Selfish?” She guessed correctly that I might have something to say about it. It took one glance at the big black letters of the headline...

Female Olympians, Missing in Action

February 12, 2010 1:53 PM

The dreams, the sacrifices, the glory, the pageantry, Bob Costas — I don’t care if the Winter Olympics are the “less fun cousin” of the Summer Games, for the next two weeks I intend to plant myself in front of...

Did You Consider Having an Abortion?

February 11, 2010 8:48 AM

Everybody knows someone who considered having an abortion. It may be a friend, cousin, sister, aunt, or your own mother … and you may not even know about it. Even if you didn’t watch the Super Bowl last Sunday, you...

'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...

The Goal in Mind

October 23, 2009 10:40 AM

The University of Minnesota apologized on behalf of its Goldy Gopher mascot for making fun of a prayerful opposing player last weekend. A YouTube video shows the Penn State defensive end Jerome Hayes kneeling in prayer and the mascot taking...

In the Loop: Pre-Sex Prayer, More Women Pastors, and Father-Daughter Baseball Bonding

September 17, 2009 11:31 AM

‘Strong Link’ Between Religious Beliefs and Teen Birth Rates A new study published in Reproductive Health demonstrates that states with “increased religiosity” tend to have the highest teen birth rates. In order to determine religiosity, researchers averaged the percentage of...

The Confusing Case of Caster Semenya

September 11, 2009 2:38 PM

What might have been weeks of celebration have become ones of public scrutiny for Caster Semenya, the South African runner who won the women’s 800 meter final at the World Athletics Championship August 19. Due to Semanya’s 8-second gain over...

Teaching an Old Dogfighter New Tricks

August 19, 2009 8:53 AM

I was home in Philadelphia last Thursday when the news broke that my beloved Eagles had signed Michael Vick to a two-year contract. This came just four months after his release from prison on charges related to dogfighting. Local...


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