Studying Revelation 19 1-8
We will get to think about a pair of striking Revelation-style images this week, “the whore of Babylon” and “the bride of the Lamb.” We find both in Revelation 19:1-8, the text for Sunday, November 21. The Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna said, of one of the important doctrines of that religion, that “grasping it wrongly is…
Reinventing the Radical Proposition that Women are People
I keep being astonished at how quickly the recent past becomes ancient history, and how that impels the reinvention of the same wheels, over and over, generation after generation. I’m a slower learner than I think, I guess. Because feminism is old. Anne Hutchinson old. Married Women’s Property Acts old. Votes for Women old. International…
On Saying “Yes” to the Dress
Now that Christmas is over and we are back in town from visiting relatives and shopping with Christmas money, it turns out it is time to shop for prom. This is because waiting till the second or third week of January for an occasion that occurs in the spring guarantees that the early birds have…
“Never underestimate …”
In the second-wave-feminist 1970s, it was commonplace to hear the lament “a woman has to be twice as good as a man to get half as far.” In view of the dismaying news of this election season, I have begun to wonder whether that wasn’t a significant underestimate.