Christianity

What 17th Century Witch Burnings Teach Us About Evangelical Extremism

The descendants of those brought up amid the height of the witch-burning craze who became among the first to colonize settlements like Salem, Massachusetts, continuing the misogynistic and prejudiced witch trials in the United States.

Swindling Faith: The Big Business of Prosperity Gospel

Prosperity gospel’s “believe it and receive it” message appeals to both the haves who want to increase their bounties and the have-nots who hope to transform their lives. Read more »

I Kissed Consent Goodbye: Purity Culture and Sexual Violence on Evangelical Christian Campuses

Purity is tarnished by sexual contact, regardless of circumstances, and the only recourse is to pray for a “second virginity.” Read more »

Less Fear, More Queer: What’s Missing from a New Book on Sex, Shame, and Christianity

Shameless gives queer people little space to talk about their own visions of healthy, spiritual sexuality. Read more »

Sunday Kind of Love: Sex and Spirituality in the Black Church

Black female sexual propriety is not just conscribed by popular culture but also by an institution with a lot more gravitas and authority—the Black church. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Stephanie Beatriz's Bisexual Awakening

She discussed how bisexuality is often portrayed as villainous, her own coming-out process, and what she wants to see in the next season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The end of "Transparent"

The decision to end the series came after sexual assault allegations against lead actor Jeffrey Tambor were unveiled. Read more »

Untethered Women: Witches Are Celebrating the Resiliency of Spring

Why do modern witches celebrate a holiday that was initially associated with Christianity? Read more »

Unlikely Disciple of Abortion: Dr. Willie Parker’s Sacred Work

Dr. Willie Parker on heteronormative patriarchal Christian traditions, abortion, politics, and his personal saints. Read more »

Who's Riding Who: 8 Evangelical Leaders Still On the Trump Train

The Bible said nothing about a tangerine coiffure. Read more »

Life on Mars (Hill): Faith and Feminism in a Fast-growing Megachurch

Mars Hill's blend of pop culture and strict Calvinist doctrine allowed the church to occupy a unique niche between conservative Christians and their secular liberal contemporaries. Read more »

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