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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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Did Karen Klein Do the Right Thing? Bullying and the Limits of 'Turn the Other Cheek'

June 26, 2012 8:54 AM

Maybe it was the tragic trifecta of bangs, glasses, and braces that marked me a prime target on bus rides to Northmont Middle School in the fall of 1997. It could have been a certain demeanor, a silliness that peaked...

Q+A: Jefferson Bethke on the Spiritual Realities of Sex

April 18, 2012 2:58 PM

Spoken-word poet and YouTube sensation Jefferson Bethke’s newest video, “Behind the Pen,” hasn’t quite gained the momentum of January’s breakout “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus,” but at over 50,000 views in two weeks, it’s definitely not slacking. From...

'Am I Pretty?': A Troubling Question among Christian Women Like Me

March 9, 2012 8:52 AM

“Do I look pregnant, or do I look fat?” I hate to say it, but this question has become an almost daily occurrence in my household. Ever since I entered that dreaded in-between phase of pregnancy when your belly is...

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),...

'Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus’: To Adore or Abhor?

January 16, 2012 9:19 AM

I’m guessing at least 15 of your friends have posted Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus,” and maybe yet another 15 of your friends posted response pieces. Don’t worry: the phrase ‘false dichotomy’ will not appear anywhere...

Gimme that Christian Side Hug

December 14, 2009 10:26 AM

The “Christian Side Hug” video is going viral, but don’t take it too seriously. The video quickly loses its humor if you watch the whole four-minute spoof. Yes, it’s a spoof, the Chicago Tribune reports. Before the spoof was outed,...


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