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violence against women

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Touchdowns for Jesus and Domestic Violence in Big-Time Sports Read Marcia Mount Shoop’s response to this review here. If, as Calvin famously said, Scripture is the lens through which we see the world, then we’re each wearing a unique pair of

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Behind Closed Doors?: #50shadesofabuse

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 With the film Fifty Shades of Grey hitting theaters, it’s time to speak up: Sexual violence is not entertainment. Originally published as an article in the Presbyterian News Service. I’ve had it. This time we cannot roll our eyes, snicker under our breath, or defer to that great US colloquialism: “What

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The Pregame Warm Ups for Super Bowl XLIX

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Soft Footballs, Crying Quarterbacks, and Other Offensive Formations Super Bowl week is here! And that means that the NFL is stretched out in all of its media glory for America to adore and, more now than perhaps ever in the history of American football, to dissect. The scrutiny that football

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Gender Equality is Just Freedom

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A Concluding Editorial The practice of the General Editor and Managing Editor each doing an editorial for most issues goes back to when Patrick Heery was the Managing Editor. It was a way to highlight the generational differences on some topics. In this case, the gender difference may also be

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Left Wanting More

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Touchdowns for Jesus and Domestic Violence in Big-Time Sports Read Marcia Mount Shoop’s response to this review here. If, as Calvin famously said, Scripture is the lens through which we see the world, then we’re each wearing a unique pair of frames. In her book Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs

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Stewardship of Influence for Congo

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As I entered the scene, it felt like I was standing on sacred ground. A paradox, like so much of life in this part of our globalized world. There lay a woman, motionless and blanketed by the compassion of her counselor. Her integrity had been desecrated only the day before

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Contested Territories: Women and Healthcare Reform

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I’ll admit it. I winced when I read the theme for this week’s posts, “Vulnerable Populations and Christian Responsibility.” Again, I thought, a discussion of women is framed as taking care of the vulnerable. In healthcare settings, not all women are equally vulnerable. I have questions. Where does women’s vulnerability

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Resources for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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This Saturday, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery – the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means any person for forced labor, slavery or servitude in any industry or site such as agriculture, construction, prostitution, manufacturing, begging, domestic service or marriage. The

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