Rank #1: Helpmeet: I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! Have you heard of the biblical word "helpmeet"? Does it bring to remembrance ideas of a woman being a subordinate helper to a leading man? Today, we are going to be talking about the real meaning of the word and it just might surprise you. Notes and Sources: He Calls Me Warrior Kenegdo = Equal to Him EZER KENEGDO My Husband, My Helpmeet
Rank #2: Three Traits to Watch Out for In a Guy
This week, Ashley and Charlie are talking about three traits to watch out for in a man. These traits, which at times may seem harmless, can lead to mental, emotional, and physical abuse. "This type of [controlling] behavior is really dangerous, and it is completely unacceptable, and it can lead to other problems including physical abuse. This is mental and emotional abuse by controlling, but it could also lead to physical abuse. If you are with someone or meet someone who has these traits, don't try to fix them, just run away from them." Notes and Sources: Three Traits to Watch Out for In a Guy (Article) Wheel Of Power And Control Wheel Of Equality
Rank #3: Interview with Mary DeMuth
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! **Trigger Warning** Today, we are welcoming author, blogger, speaker, and abuse victim advocate, Mary DeMuth to the show! Listen as we talk about her story of childhood sexual abuse and her journey to healing. We also ask about intimacy after abuse and hear Mary's take on surrounding yourself with other strong women. "People who get married who have not been sexually abused, but they grew up in a Christian subculture, they're starting at 0 and suddenly they have to be at a 10. They have to be really excited about sex. But if you're starting at -28 [as a sexual abuse survivor], where you can't even see it as beautiful and all you can think of is violation, then it's very, very hard." Notes: restoryshow.com (podcast) restoryconference.us (conference) marydemuth.com (main site) Not Marked (book) Find Mary on Facebook Find Mary on Twitter
Rank #4: Interview with Leah Ross
This week, we are so excited to have writer, egalitarian, and advocate, Leah Ross on the show! Tune in as Leah talks to us about intersectional feminism, her favorite women of the Bible, a popular article of hers, and more! "Jesus didn't just come to give us eternal life, but He came to give us abundant life right now on this earth. I believe that deeply enmeshed in the Gospel is the idea that there is no hierarchy, there is no oppression, but we are free from sin and the effects of sin, but also free to be who God called us to be without question. I believe that egalitarian theology allows everyone to thrive and I think complementarian theology, this idea that God is working under some kind of hierarchy ... is very damaging not only between the relationships of men and women, but the worst part is that it really robs us of our full relationship with God." Notes and Sources: To My Black Complementarian Family by Leah Ross 3 Simple Egalitarian Principles for Reading the Bible Does Male Headship Theology Dehumanize Women? (Part 1) Does Male Headship Theology Dehumanize Women? (Part 2)
Rank #5: Pro-Life Feminism
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie. There’s a common stereotype that all feminists are pro-choice, so this week Ashley and Charlie are discussing their own beliefs and values regarding the issue of life. Notes and Sources: Interesting information on aborting rates
Rank #6: An Egalitarian Perspective on Mary & Joseph
To get in the Christmas spirit, Ashley and Charlie share their own perspectives on Jesus' earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. Sources: Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World What If Mary and Joseph Were Complementarians
Rank #7: Interview with Pastor Amber Picota
Hi everyone and welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie. We are so excited to have pastor, author, and blogger, Amber Picota, on the show with us today! Amber is going to be chatting about the challenges of being a female pastor, some of the assumptions people make about her, and she will also share about her vision for her new book, "God's Feminist Movement". Notes: Get the book "God's Feminist Movement" Follow Amber on Facebook Check out Amber's website AmberPicota.com
Rank #8: How Feminism Helps Men
Today on Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie, let's chat about ways feminism helps men! "Men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women and the rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged, white men in particular... I think it is more difficult for men to get the help they need because society does not encourage them to express their emotions fully...They may be depressed but they wont seek professional help because they want to "take it like a man" because that's what they have been told their whole life." Notes and Sources: https://afsp.org/about-suicide/suicide-statistics/
Rank #9: Scientology & Spiritually Abusive Christian Churches
The Church of Scientology has been in the news quite a bit lately due to Leah Remini's mini documentary series exposing the abuse that happens in the church (or cult). This week, Ashley and Charlie are discussing the Church of Scientology and how it is similar to many Christian churches. Notes: Scientology & Spiritually Abusive Christian Churches (Blog Post) Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Leah Remini Documentary
Rank #10: Part 2: Interview With Our Husbands, Will & Nate
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! Last week we introduced our husbands, Will Easter and Nate Horton. We are going to continue our conversation on egalitarianism from a male perspective.
Rank #11: Part 1: Interview With Our Husbands, Will & Nate
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! We are very excited to be introducing our first guests on the show who also happen to be our husbands, Will Easter and Nate Horton. We've talked about them quite a bit and now we are excited that you finally get to meet them!
Rank #12: Interview with Margaret Mowczko
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! Today, we have a special guest on the show, scholar, blogger, and egalitarian Margaret Mowczko! This woman is doing amazing work advancing gender equality through her in-depth scholarship on New Testament history. "It's really important to look at the context of Ephesians 5 to work out what is actually being said... Pretty much all of Ephesians 5 is talking about love and how to live as Spirit-filled people. And being a leader, being someone in authority just doesn't come into it... I think the word "head" is used as being part of a head-body metaphor... because unity is what Paul is really hoping for." -Marg Mowczko Notes and Sources: Towards Equality – Marg's Story Kephalē and “Male Headship” in Paul’s Letters The Metaphorical Meanings of “Head” in Paul’s Letters Extra Honour for Underdogs (1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Follow Marg on Facebook and Twitter
Rank #13: Interview With Feminist Asian Dad, Eugene Hung
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! We’ve got another great interview planned for today! Please welcome the Feminist Asian Dad, Eugene Hung. We will be asking about his amazing presentation at Biola University on sexual assault. Eugene also shares his top three suggestions for men who want to end gender inequality and advice for dads who want to empower their daughters. "Sexual assault, it's not just a women's issue, it's a human issue. It's an issue that demands a Christian response. If God wants us to be caring for folks who are oppressed, women and girls are oppressed by institutions, by societal structures and sexual assault is very much one of those things that is born out of this entrenched rape culture that's all over that I didn't see before." Notes: https://feministasiandad.com Eugene's talk on sexual assault at Biola U: What's A Man To Do Find Eugene on Facebook Find Eugene on Twitter * Due to technical difficulties, there may be a bit of echoing in this podcast. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our listeners.
Rank #14: CFW Podcast: Dangerous Purity Culture Messages
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly podcast with Ashley and Charlie! Charlie and I are chatting about "purity culture". We have no issue with people choosing to save sex for marriage but some of the messaging coming from the church is dangerous. "It really didn't make sense because in one breath they tell us that it is natural for boys to lust after us [girls] and in the next they tell us that it's our fault that the boys are lusting after us." -Charlie "I think a lot of these purity culture ideas come down to men being able to regulate women's bodies, regulate women's actions because of the insecurities that some men have... there is an emphasis on supposedly "cubing" men's lust, over women just being comfortable." -Ashley
Rank #15: CFW Podcast: Journeying to Egalitarianism with Sierra White
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly podcast! Charlie and I had the honor of spending an evening chatting with Sierra White founder of the overnight success, Ezer Rising. Join us as we talk about her journey to egalitarianism, launching Ezer Rising, coming to grips with purity culture, and more! Visit the Ezer Rising Website! Follow Ezer Rising on Facebook and Twitter Find Sierra White on Twitter
Rank #16: Domestic Violence, Gun Violence, and Sunday Sermons
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly podcast! This week we have a special interview with Jenna Barnett Sojourners' Women and Girl's Campaign. We chat about gun violence, it's connection to domestic violence, and more! "Definitely, I'm seeing the connection between domestic violence and gun violence, and I think many people are. A majority of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016 involved a domestic or family violence... When Time [Magazine] dove into that statistic they found that of the 46 mass shootings that took place entirely in the public eye since 2009, 33% of the shooters have a reported history of violence against women. With the Southerland Church shooting being the most recent and visible example of that. There should be nothing about violence against women that is partisan. And if anyone tries to make you think, so that is a dirty political trick." -Jenna Barnett Sojourners is also launching a new project called 100 Sermon where Jenna is collecting 100 sermons on the topic of abuse. "Starting in January 2018, we began calling for 100 sermons against domestic and sexual violence. Sixty-five percent of pastors say they speak once a year or less about sexual and domestic violence, with 1 in 10 never addressing it at all. Every pastor should denounce this violence. We want to celebrate the churches who are speaking out against domestic and sexual violence from the pulpit. Once Sojourners collects 100 sermons, we will prominently spotlight the sermons on our website alongside resources for combatting domestic and sexual violence in faith spaces. We hope these 100 sermons will inspire hundreds of other churches to end the silence on domestic and sexual violence." Email email@example.com to nominate a sermon for this campaign and learn more here. Check our Sojo Women and Girls Campaign: www.sojo.net/women And follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SojoWomen
Rank #17: Subtle Sexism
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! We are excited to present you with season 3 of CFW! Today we will be talking about Subtle Sexism, words, comments, and scenarios we have experienced.
Rank #18: Resources For Christian Feminists
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! It’s kind of crazy. This is the last episode in season 2 but we don’t want to leave you hanging during the break so today we are going to give you some of our favorite Christian Feminist resources to check out during the off season! Resource List: Emily Nielsen Jones Kelly Ladd Bishop Cindy Brandt Carolyn Custis James Mimi Haddad Charlie Olivia Sarah Bessey Jory Micah The Thistlette Sierra White Ashley Easter Articles Mentioned: Men, Submit to Women in the Home & Church (Part 1) Why the Church Wants to Talk about Sex Trafficking, but Not Domestic Violence When Will the Southern Baptist Convention Apologize to Women?
Rank #19: Becoming a More Confident Woman
Do you struggle with presenting yourself as a confident woman? Maybe it's even a challenge to feel confident. Today on Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie, we are going to share some of our own experiences with confidence building as well as a few confidence tips men are taught that are often kept from women. Notes and Sources: Your body language shapes who you are | Amy Cuddy
Rank #20: Season 2 Episode 1: Intersectional Feminism
Welcome back to Christian Feminism Weekly with Ashley and Charlie! Today we will be chatting about intersectional feminism and particularly as it relates to race and inclusively of women of color. Notes: Movies promoting people of color: Selma Race Loving Resources on Intersectionality: Intersectionality Simplified Intersectional Feminism