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March: For Lent, NCAA Hoops, & Women’s History Month

Or Should I call this Can The Subaltern Blog, redux?

Back in November 2009, there was a fuss of sorts in the biblioblogosphere where bloggers took sides in the debate on whether or not the Biblioblogs was gender exclusive. I remember arguing in the post linked above “Can The Subaltern Blog?” that to the extent that institutional Christianity excludes women from pulpits and biblical studies in general, that the heavily Christian Biblio-blogs will thus take on the same gender exclusion.

I am not trying to conjure up old ghosts, but I guess what I am trying to say, is that I admit failing today on my part to be “dedicated to anti-sexist movements within Christianity.” Even though I am one to intentionally use inclusive language when referencing to God and humanity, I am far from perfect, and perhaps my traditional views of marriage may see problematic for some, but that’s for another day

Earlier this afternoon I returned home to read a comment left by Kurk Gayle, who raised such interesting points, it bears repeating on this post, as  I have his permission.

My original post re-posting the February 2011 Biblical studies Carnival said the following,

“I must say, while back Deane Gailbrath did perhaps one of the best biblical studies carnivals of all time, but Matthew Crowe’s perhaps has made one of the most inclusive.”

Kurk made the following case against my remark, which I subsequently edited (I know when I have been corrected),

“It’s most inclusive if your name is

Adam Couturier
Andy Rowell
Ben Myers
Ben Myers
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Bill Heroman
Blake White
Bob Cargill
Bob Cargill
Bob Cargill
Bob Cargill,
Brian Fulthrop
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Brian LePort
Christian Brady
Christopher Hays
Claude Mariottini
Claude Mariottini
Claude Mariottini
Claude Mariottini
Claude Mariottini.
Dan Wallace
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel Kirk
Daniel O. McClellan
Danny Pierce
Darrell Pursiful
Darrell Pursiful
David Stark
Derek Leman
Dirk Jongkind
Doug Chaplin
Doug Chaplin
Doug Chaplin
Doug Chaplin
Doug Chaplin
Doug Chaplin
Duane Smith
Ferrell Jenkins
Gavin Rumney
Ian Young
James “Casanova” McGrath
James McGrath
James McGrath
James McGrath
James McGrath
Jason Staples
Jeremiah Bailey
Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson
Jim Linville
Jim Linville
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Jim West
Joel
Joel Watts
Joel Watts
Joel Watts
Joel Watts
Joel Watts
Joel Watts
John Byron
John Byron
John Byron
John Byron
John Byron
John Byron
John Cook
John Hobbins
John Hobbins
John Hobbins
John Hobbins
John Hobbins
John Hobbins.
John Hobbins.
Joshua Smith
JP
Ken Schenck
Ken Schenck
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin DeYoung
Larry Hurtado
Larry Hurtado
Larry Hurtado
Larry Hurtado
Larry Hurtado
Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
Mark Goodacre
Mark Goodacre
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
Matthew Malcolm
Matthew Malcolm
Matthew Malcolm
Matthew Malcolm
Matthew Malcom
Matthew Montonini
Michael Barber
Michael Barber
Michael Barber
Michael Barber
Michael Bird
Michael Bird
Michael Bird
Michael Bird
Michael Heisler
Michael Horton.
Mike Aubrey
Mike Aubrey
Mike Duncan
Neil Godfrey
Nick Norelli
Nick Norelli
Nick Norelli
Nick Norelli
Pat Roach
Peter Enns
Peter Enns
Philip Davies
Richard Beck
Robert Holmstedt
Rod Decker
Rod Decker
Rod Decker
Rod Decker
Rodney Thomas
Rodney Thomas
Rodney Thomas
Rodney Thomas
Rodney Thomas
Rodney Thomas
Sean Tabatt
Sean the Baptist
Seth Rodriquez
Shaun Tabatt
Steve Wiggins
Steven Robinson
T. C. Robinson
T.C. Robinson
T.C. Robinson
T.C. Robinson
Tim Bulkeley
Tom Verenna
Tom Verenna
Tommy Wasserman
Tommy Wasserman

“Rachel Evans invited ministers to tell the truth…about a lot.”

But to tell the truth, and sorry to hijack your post here Rodney, but just only including Rachel Evans among all these men only is hardly “most inclusive.”

Apparently, my errors have prompted Kurk to start blogging once again at Aristotle’s Feminist Subject. YEAH! GO ME!

Kurk’s criticism of me has inspired me for this Lenten season. I had been contemplating what to give up for Lent. No I am not joining Kevin of Diglotting in giving up biblio-blogging this Lenten season.

Instead, I think I will “give up” KYRIARCHY, in that I will try as much as possible in the area of blogging to reject my male privilege and use sources that are written by women during this Lenten season. In addition, I will try to make it a habit to link primarily to theo-blogs by women, and I’ll leave to your imagination what my next two ballots for the Bibliobloggers Top 10. Henceforth, I also give up my use of the oh so problematic term “empire of God“; although it may be accurate, it is no better than the “kingdom of God [thanks, KJV writers!] so I will try to find a better term, I am leaning towards either administration (theological accuracy, bureaucracy, angels, etc) or commonwealth.

Happy Women’s History Month. Let’s hope WHM trends on Twitter.