Less Than Virtuous—More Than Capable: Affirmations for Everyday Women, by Rev. Dr. Kanisha L. Adkins

Because so many women in the Bible are unnamed and even those who are named are often ignored by interpreters or portrayed as negative, I welcome Rev. Dr. Kanisha L. Adkins’ inspiring, informative book Less Than Virtuous—More Than Capable: Affirmations for Everyday Women. The title of the book refers to the unnamed woman in Proverbs […]

Silent Not Me: Reimagining the Text That Keeps Women Out of the Pulpit, by Rev. Sherri L. Brown Jackson

Because biblical misinterpretations have far too long caused great harm to women and entire church communities, I’m deeply grateful to Rev. Sherri L. Brown Jackson for her new book Silent Not Me: Reimagining the Text That Keeps Woman Out of the Pulpit. I resonate with what she writes about the trauma women suffer from biblical […]

Loves . . . Regardless: Forty Devotions Inspired by Womanist Creative Thought and Theology, by Rev. Donna Owusu-Ansah

In the midst of a pandemic, racial injustice, and political strife, Loves . . . Regardless, by Rev. Donna Owusu-Ansah, comes as a breath of fresh air with restoring power. This is a womanist devotional book written specifically for Black women, but, as a white woman, I also found sustenance in Rev. Donna’s inspiring devotions. […]

All Genders and Races Reclaim Our Sacred Worth: Njeri Matthis Rutledge & RBG

Our Mother within us will bring new life to birth;all genders and races reclaim our sacred worth.She holds us closely within Her love,living within us, around, above. Our Mother within us supports us every day;all genders and races reveal Her sacred way.She holds us closely within Her love,living within us, around, above. Our Mother within […]

The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies

On Saturday, December 28, 2019, ministry partners and co-pastors of The Gathering, A Womanist Church met for our end-of-the-year vision night.  The Gathering has “ministry partners,” instead of “members,” who participate with the co-pastors in worship services, social justice ministry, and administration. The vision night was not a meeting like many year-end church planning sessions […]

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