December 2, 2012

Sunday Funnies: Meet the New Progressive Darling!

December 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yes, he of the Big Muslim/Hindu/Big Feminist Monster campaign has rallied the Evangelical Left and progressives like no other! With his stance on Evolutionary science and legalizing marijuana, could you name one politician, holding office in the South that openly supports both, living in the Bible Belt? Just a thought! What’s next, pacifism?!?!? 😉 RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

Quip of the Day: Why I Don't Believe Men Should Be Ordained As Bishops

December 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, there was all this bruhaha over the Anglican church narrowly voting against ordaining women as bishops. Amanda posted her thoughts and recognized soft-complimentarian Mike Bird for his thoughts who suggested, “Women bishops are inevitable.” I would like to make a few points. I am all for women being ordains as pastors and ministers, just as full heartedly as I am for men as well. I do not support women being picked for bishops, or men for that matter! Why would that be? Because I am a Baptist, and I believe as a faithful Protestant in the priesthood of all believers. I live in the state of Texas, where even the Catholics behave with a certain neoconservative Southern Baptist swagger that’s easy […]

Can The Subaltern Blog? Part 2: Theology Studio, Gender, And The Rhetoric of "Dialogue"

December 2, 2012 // 4 Comments

From over three years ago, in case you missed it, my first post on gender and blogging and religious studies: Can the Subaltern Blog: The problem of institutional sexism and the biblioblogs. It’s been a while since I first started my own individual campaign to recruit more women religious studies bloggers. Part of the confusion, last year, was what exactly do biblical and theological studies blogs look like, is there a community out there for people to get connected with, who determines what as a theoblog/biblioblog? According to one Biblioblogging group (biblical studies blogging), the Biblioblog Top 50, which PJ remains relevant most of the time (okay, just barely!), there are limits to who can be considered “BIBLIOBLOGGER” and who can’t: Biblioblog Top 50: About […]

Call For Papers: Religion And Monsters Conference at Syracuse April 2013

December 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

“The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University seeks submissions for its graduate student conference: The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of “Humanity”, April 5th and 6th 2013 Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be “human.” We welcome panel and individual paper proposals on topics relating to the boundaries of humanness including, but not limited to discussions of Avatars, Angels, Demons, Cyborgs, Superheroes, Vampires, and Post-human Bodies. We also welcome papers which address Abilities/disabilities, Madness, Genius and Mental Illness, Animality, Hybridity, Race, Gender, Religion and Sexuality. Please submit paper proposals of […]