Sunday, March 31, 2013

Confessions of a Christian Feminist

Like many Americans, I become emotional and especially religious around Easter. I can’t help but reflect on my complicated beliefs as a Christian feminist. Inspired by my new blogging friend Betsy, these are my beliefs.

The Church of the Jacobins in Toulouse

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Today is Easter, and many of us are updating our facebook statuses and tweeting, “He is risen!” 

Today we celebrate the resurrection. 

Today I played a video of Collin Raye’s song, “What if Jesus Comes Back Like That?” for my atheist boyfriend. I know we’re incapable of godly love, but we can do a lot better with our humanly love.

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  1. I LOVE reading this sort of thing - I'm so glad you did your own post. there's a conversation between Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama floating around online and the Archbishop calls God "she" and it's AMAZING. I like the idea of God "surpassing" gender rather than embodying both... I might borrow that belief from you :)

    1. I found an article referencing the conversation! The article is fairly new, but the conversation is a few years old. I love the ideas they both present.

      My ideas on God and gender are surprisingly old. I came up with the idea that God was neither a man nor a woman when I was just a kid. Now that I've studied gender as an adult, it only makes sense that God is bigger than a human concept. You're welcome to take this belief and figure out how it fits within your own beliefs!

  2. Hey!! Thanks for posting your link over on Life of Bon, this is a GREAT post. I really enjoyed reading it. I had about 5 years that I took to really learn about different religions. Christian denominations, Buddhism, Judaism and others and although I'm very happy with where I am spiritually right now I love spiritual/religious discussion! Glad to have found ya!

    1. I would love to spend time studying other religions, but the little free time I have to explore Christianity I largely devote tow the realm of critiquing modesty/purity culture and studying virginity through a Christian lens.

      Beau & I both appreciated you chiming in with Bonnie's answer to his question. :)

  3. Nice post! Thanks so much for sharing it via your comment on my blog (and so glad you liked that post! One of my favorites.). Looking forward to exploring more of your site.

    1. I was poking around your blog today, and I really liked what I saw! I linked your article on being a virgin at 26 to facebook (and I rarely discuss virginity on facebook--I like to keep my identities separate). I look forward to reading more. :)

    2. I am so honored! Grateful you shared that essay. There's lots more from where it came.


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