Following Phoebe

Strange Bedfellows? The Temperance and Suffrage Movements

Pictures[1] While writing a workshop on feminism for the students I work with I was looking at the history of the feminist movement. The start of feminism really started with the Suffrage movement, the push for women to be able to vote. Now, I knew that there were many…

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Do We Need Someone in Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?

There has been much discussion over the last few weeks around authority over teaching in the 'Christian Blogosphere'. How do we minimise the influence of bloggers who have unhealthy things to say? Who gets to decide who is a blogger to endorse, and who isn't? There are many questions this…

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Caring about clothing: A Christian concern?

Is ethical clothing a Christian concern? Baptist World Aid seems to think so, and I do too. But let me tell you why. This week is Fashion Revolution Week. A week on the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which resulted in the death of 1134…

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Book Review: Is The Bible Good For Women?

Is the Bible good for women? It is definitely a question worth asking. For many women reading some parts of the Bible can be a hazardous task. Amongst stories of great women in the Bible there are also many stories of women being mistreated, as well as laws and instructions…

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Beauty, the Beast, and Petitions

'Tale as old as time.' Literally. I think the story of needing redemption from a curse brought about by living for your self and your pleasure is a pretty well worn tale. But I'll get to that in a moment. I saw the live-action remake of Beauty and the…

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