April 4, 50 Years Out

by Kristin Kobes Du Mez. Fifty years. Fifty years since the shot rang out. Since Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Over the years there has been a lot of reflection on the legacy of King, our “inconvenient hero.” But 50 years out, how do we confront …

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Dispelling Darkness: A Christian Paradox

by Kristin Du Mez. Tis the season. Christmas music is everywhere. I’m not a complete Grinch when it comes to Christmas music, but really… “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”? So much wrong with this… I do sing Rudolf and Frosty with my kids, and I actually enjoy listening to my daughter pound out carol after carol …

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The Author’s Corner: John Fea with Kristin Kobes Du Mez

by Kristin Du Mez. In the wake of recent news coverage of Christian colleges and the mishandling of sexual assault cases, questions are being raised about connections between Christianity, patriarchy, and the abuse of women. Katharine Bushnell asked precisely these questions a century ago. I think her ideas can resonate powerfully today. John Fea, professor …

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Ask the Author: Daniel Williams on God’s Own Party

by Kristin Du Mez. I’m not sure I’ve assigned a monograph in a history course before that was more eagerly devoured than Daniel Williams’ God’s Own Party. “I can’t believe I didn’t know any of this before!” was a frequent refrain, and this in a class of upper-level History and Political Science majors, self-proclaimed political …

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Ask the Author: David Swartz on Moral Minority

by Kristin Du Mez. We’re in the midst of a fascinating political season. As we look to potential realignments, particularly when it comes to the role of evangelicals in party politics, it is worth looking to history to see if we might be able to gain greater insight into our current situation. One important book …

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Rebuilding a Tradition of Female Biblical Interpretation

by Kristin Du Mez. Kristin Du Mez wrote this piece for Women's History Month, featuring a few of her favorite women in the history of female biblical interpretation. The dearth of female authors in contemporary theological and biblical studies has been the subject of recent discussion and lament. There is of course a long tradition …

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