i.e. what I have been doing and where you can find me
My mother told me it was time to write another substack. You can expect at least two more before the end of the month (including my thoughts on 1 Timothy 2), but I also promised a roundup of my writings/podcasts/updates on research, etc. So here is my first roundup. You can thank my mom.
Where can you hear me?
I have had the privilege of talking with some pretty amazing folk lately, including:
Heather Thompson Day for Christianity Today’s Viral Jesus came out on her new series “What you might be getting wrong about God.” I had so much fun talking with her—I’m pretty amazed at how much she got me to talk :). “We see women through the lens of men... I think Christians today are just as guilty of it as Christians in the past.”https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/viral-jesus/what-you-may-be-getting-wrong-about-biblical-womanhood.html
Ben Cole, aka the Baptist Blogger, in his Twitter Space. He brought audio clips from Dorothy Patterson to launch our conversation and we talk everything from biblical womanhood to sexual abuse to Baylor University. https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1YqJDoberyoGV
Gloria Purvis for her podcast sponsored by America Magazine—the Jesuit Review. I so enjoyed talking to a Catholic sister, and her perspective created a great conversation. https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2023/01/10/st-paul-women-complementarianism-244497
Elizabeth Schrader Polczer at Duke Divinity. Libbie is a PhD student in Ancient Christianity who has done some fascinating work on Mary Magdalene. Listen to us talk not only about Mary Magdalene but also about modern Baptist politics. It was the first time I had been back to Duke since I defended my dissertation down the street at Chapel Hill. I had such a lovely visit!
Stay tuned for another podcast appearance that I am so excited about as it is my sister’s favorite podcast. It is coming up in February.
Where can you read me?
I have started writing for some more public venues again. If you missed it, here is my response to the platforming of pastor’s like Johnny Hunt even while (now) 1400 pastors are asking for the SBC to disfellowship churches that allow women to serve in any pastoral roles (not just as senior pastor). It is also my debut in Premier Christianity. I had the opportunity to contribute the article, “Where Does Evangelical Theology Lead?” to a forum on Political Theology last October as well as my thoughts on abortion, “The Women Left Behind by the Pro-Life Movement” to Religion & Politics last summer. I have a couple more essays planned, so I will keep you posted.
Where can you join me?
I had the privilege of speaking with American Association of University Women in Minneapolis just this past week (there is my giant face on the auditorium screen),
and this Saturday I’m presenting a webinar on the Cost of Forgetting History for the Brite Divinity School Stalcup Lectures. You can register for the online event here.
I’m looking forward to a few local events as well—including getting to meet up with Kristin Du Mez (more details soon) as well as with Beth Moore and Jemar Tisby for Truett’s Racism and the White Church 2023 seminar. I agreed to preach (something I only do on rare occasions) at Mosaic church this coming April (they really have an amazing lineup planned), and I’m looking forward to talking with folk for St. Alban’s Theology on Tap this coming Wednesday.
Whew, y’all, I’ll save the rest for later. Stay tuned till next week for my thoughts on 1 Timothy 2.