From “Mother-Father God” by Renita Weems

May 25, 2013

The following is from Renita Weem’s blog “Something Within: For Thinking Women of Faith.” It was posted back in 2007. Even those of us who consider ourselves enlightened and deep, and do not believe in a literally masculine God, who are quick to say that God is Spirit and is neither male nor female, there […]

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The God Who Becomes

May 22, 2013

Guest Post By April Coldsmith We are all different. God created a diverse bunch. Physically, we all come in different sizes, colors, and shapes. Emotionally, our demeanor and outlook, is equally diverse. In our lifetimes, we change constantly — never the same from moment to moment. Even at a cellular level, change is happening – […]

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The Power of an Unexpected Pronoun

May 19, 2013

A guest post by Marg Herder Many years ago, I didn’t think about it. The words for God were male, exclusively. That’s how I was raised. That’s all I knew. I was probably 30 years old before I first heard someone call God “She.” And it shocked me. Stopped me in my tracks. “She.” Once […]

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Spam Comments Awards

May 15, 2013

Time for a bit of humor! I’ve chosen the best of the spam comments to share with you. I always wonder about the non-English ones, especially those in Cyrillic, but I really can’t gauge their worthiness. Here are the top English (sortof) ones. Honorable Mentions go to: “I noticed all your important points.” (hmmm… wonder […]

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An article from Christian Feminism Today

May 14, 2013

Why Inclusive Language Is Still Important Guest Post by Jann Aldredge-Clanton “We don’t need to do inclusive language any more,” some of the young women tell my professor friend in her intern classes at Perkins School of Theology. “That was important when you were going through seminary because there were all men. Inclusive language isn’t […]

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Include Me In

May 6, 2013

“Include Me In” is by Tobias Stanislas Haller a member of the Brotherhood of St. Gregory (Episcopal), and was posted in 2008 on his blog, linked below. In opposing the use of inclusive or expansive language to describe God, some have expressed themselves in ways which a cooler temper and more reflection might have prevented. […]

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Jewish Feminist Judith Plaskow

May 3, 2013

I’ll be buying the book from which this quote is excerpted. Wonderful stuff that bears reading two or three times to get the full meaning. If you’re not used to it, this can be difficult to wade through, but it’s worth the effort. Don’t be daunted by it, but wrestle with it and wring the […]

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Check Out Peter Rollins

May 1, 2013

By “check out”, I mean spend some time. Or at least plan on spending some time, if you want to begin to understand who he is and what he’s about. YouTube is a good place to look, but don’t watch just one or you might think he’s a nutcase (although he’d probably enjoy that). He’s […]

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The Song “A Name” by Marg Herder

April 29, 2013

Think it doesn’t matter that God is referred to almost exclusively as He? Sure, you’re enlightened enough to think of God as a force, or a presence, or as Spirit. But when you need a pronoun, what pronoun do you reach for? It matters. It is huge. Try calling God by female pronouns in almost […]

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Quotes and Links

April 29, 2013

I was following link after link, trail after trail, and stumbled upon a few quotes by Jann Aldredge-Clanton. Below them, I’ve placed a few links that may lead you on some of the trails I found. Travelers beware. “Our words and images for the Divine carry great power to shape belief and actions for justice […]

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