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

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Gaining the Whole World Wide Web without Losing Our Souls

September 14, 2012 10:46 AM

The people of Sweden are the “best” in the world at using the Internet. That’s according to a five-year study conducted by the World Wide Web Foundation, which recently released its findings. What does it mean to be “best”...

Sex! Outrage! The Internet! Doug Wilson, Rachel Held Evans, and The Gospel Coalition

July 20, 2012 9:33 AM

Perhaps I’m just getting old. I did turn 40 last week. But I must admit, my first read of Jared Wilson’s now infamous post, “The Polluted Waters of 50 Shades of Grey, Etc.,” didn’t outrage me. It didn’t even...

God’s Wrath and Natural Disasters: Whom Do We Blame?

July 2, 2012 9:29 AM

While I worked 500 miles away from my family, I got word that my dad’s office and my aunt and uncle were evacuated because the Waldo Canyon fire burned closer and closer. Eager for up-to-the-minute news on the fire and...

For the Love of Pinterest? A Her.meneutics Hangout with Rachel Held Evans, Sarah Bessey, & More

May 18, 2012 10:00 AM

Christianity Today serves as a unique place for evangelicals of all stripes to convene, where thinkers from a variety of backgrounds can discuss and engage in ideas. We wanted to experiment with CT's "village green" format and extend the conversation...

Why You Could Be in a 'Sh*tuff People Say' Meme

February 13, 2012 8:50 AM

Have you seen Into the Woods? The musical, written by Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in 1987 and has been produced uncountable times since then. The play weaves together the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame),...

Taming the Twitter Tongue

August 16, 2011 10:27 AM

Ever since I was little, God has been teaching me the same lesson over and over again. My growth has been slow and nearly imperceptible at times, but God has not flagged in his insistence that I learn to tame...

Anthony Weiner, Gnostic

June 9, 2011 11:40 AM

The technology is new, but the sin is so, so old. The latest “victim” betrayed by the very technology he thought to have harnessed for his own nefarious ends — in case you’ve been fast asleep under a rock somewhere...

Navigating the Sea of Electronic Media

April 8, 2011 9:14 AM

The New York Times last week told the story of eighth grader Margarite, who “sexted” (sent a naked photo of herself via cell phone) her boyfriend. When he and Margarite broke up, the boyfriend forwarded the message to another girl—a...

The Social Network's Women Problem

February 25, 2011 10:25 AM

The Social Network is a Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and one of the most acclaimed films of 2010. The story of how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook is a frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar this Sunday night, and...

Secular People Need Sabbaths, Too

November 18, 2010 10:14 AM

It’s taken years for me to integrate Sabbath-keeping into my week. For most of my life, I have attended a church service on Sundays, but otherwise Sundays haven't been distinct. In recent years, though, ceasing from work, resting, and celebrating...

Social Media Addict Seeks Connection, Escape

November 17, 2010 10:50 AM

I’ve always been a little suspicious of Facebook’s Farmville app, but I never thought it would become an accessory to murder. The online game, which allows players to plow, plant, and grow virtual crops, seems to turn otherwise sane people...

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Sexting

November 2, 2010 10:51 AM

Apple recently secured a patent for technology that would allow the company to read, and censor, iPhone text messages. The patent was almost immediately dubbed an “anti-sexting device,” despite the fact the actual patent title is “Text-based communication control for...

Multitasking: Bad for the Soul

July 16, 2010 10:00 AM

My husband and I had been married for eight years when I gave birth to our first child. Two years later, his brother was born. Eighteen months later, their sister. And less than two years after that, we started the...

iHave an iPad, But at What Cost?

April 12, 2010 8:39 AM

We don’t watch much television in our household, but my husband and I both find ourselves wed to the computer. I was looking through a photo album with our daughter last week, and we came across one from her infancy....

Technology's Dark Underbelly

March 31, 2010 9:16 AM

When news broke that a Pennsylvania school district was using laptop computers to spy on students in their own homes, I did what seemed the only logical thing to do: I panicked. In a world where airports can view detailed...

Addicted to Books

March 19, 2010 8:38 AM

I took three books with me when I went backpacking last weekend. When you’re a backpacking novice like me, every ounce in your backpack matters; after the first mile, you are ready to toss everything except maybe a water bottle...

Reading to Enrich a Child's Soul

February 2, 2010 9:12 AM

While American children and young adults might be reading more than in years past (says a 2009 study from the National Endowment for the Arts), they also are on the whole spending more time lost in a media blitz....

Addicted…to Facebook

October 22, 2009 10:12 AM

Updating their status. Posting pictures. Checking out the news feeds of their friends. It’s all in a day’s work for today’s college students. One-third of Christian college students spend 1-2 hours a day on Facebook, according to a new study...

Trouble with Online Love

October 20, 2009 10:52 AM

More Australians are being duped by “romance fraud” or “love scam,” particularly Christian women, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Through dating or social networking sites and Christian chat rooms, online scammers posing as love interests have convinced people to...

Redeeming Twitter

June 17, 2009 8:57 AM

The U.S. State Department asks Twitter to delay maintenance plans for the weekend so Iranians voting in Friday's election can communicate instantly, and defeated candidate Mirhossein Mousavi uses Twitter to organize protests against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The FBI tracks Twitter...

Going Undercover to Expose Planned Parenthood

April 28, 2009 10:41 AM

The Los Angeles Times recently profiled a college student who videotapes counseling sessions at Planned Parenthood clinics to expose potential wrongdoings. Lila Rose, a 20-year-old UCLA history major, has led her group Live Action to videotape clinics in Los Angeles,...

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