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First Female Coach Enters the ‘Man’s World’ of the NFL
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First Female Coach Enters the ‘Man’s World’ of the NFL


Aug 3 2015
Welcome to the big leagues, Jen Welter.

If you do a Google image search for Jen Welter, the pictures are striking. Beneath the bulky helmet and facemask, her bright red lips and expertly made-up eyes pop. She curls a muscled bicep just enough to indicate strength and power. The feminine tone of her face seems to ...

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To Kill a Predator


Jul 31 2015
What is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged?
To Kill a Predator
Vince O'Sullivan / Flickr

Even though the story of Dr. Walter J. Palmer and Cecil the Lion was an unusual one—a Minnesota dentist who illegally lured, tortured, and killed a famous lion in Zimbabwe— it was easy to predict how people would react:

1. Palmer would become a public enemy, ...
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What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue


Jul 30 2015
Full House actress: Let’s stop attacking each other with Bible verses.
What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue
Star Max / AP

Editor’s Note: It can be challenging for Christians to balance conviction and grace when they face online criticism over their faith. It doesn’t get any easier when you’re an actress with a national following. Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up and back ...

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Longing for a Watchman


Jul 28 2015
Lessons on religion and racial justice from Harper Lee’s latest novel.
Longing for a Watchman
Lucas Jackson / Reuters

The title of Harper Lee’s recently released book, Go Set a Watchman, comes from Isaiah 21, a prophecy against the luxurious city of Babylon. In the passage, the prophet posts a lookout (“set a watchman”) to report on the destruction of the city. Finally, ...

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The Feminist Fight Against Abortion


Jul 27 2015
Hearing from the progressive and pro-woman Christians siding with life.
The Feminist Fight Against Abortion
YoOura / iStock

Earlier this year, I watched a video of women ages 15 to 50 saying the first thing that came to mind when they heard the word “abortion.” Even in their quick explanations, they referenced common thinking in the abortion debate: that the pro-choice cause focuses ...

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Amen to Women in Politics


Jul 24 2015
From a complementarian who celebrates female government leaders.
Amen to Women in Politics
Zach Pippin / Governor's Office

Along with the rest of the country, I followed the debate over whether the Confederate battle flag should be removed from the South Carolina state house lawn in the wake of the massacre in Charleston last month.

What struck me most about what it took to get the flag down ...

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Trusting the Church After Abuse


Jul 23 2015
How I found comfort in continuing the conversation.
Trusting the Church After Abuse
Boston Catholic / Flickr

Earlier this summer, the Mennonite Church USA held its annual conference. The unofficial theme was something no organization wants to print on promotional materials. Over and over, Anabaptist leaders at the gathering repented of the denomination’s complicity in their ...

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