Mutuality Matters
The Women In Ministry Conference at Beeson Divinity School

The Women In Ministry Conference at Beeson Divinity School

July 15, 2021

Mutuality Matters went on a ROAD TRIP to Birmingham Alabama to attend the first ever Women in Ministry Conference from the Center for Women in Ministry at Beeson Divinity School! If that were not awesome enough, we have a special guest who helps co-host this episode with us. We are excited to share about our time at this wonderful conference and we hope you check out Beeson, the Center for WIM, and the great work Kristen Padilla is doing!

*We had some technical difficulties on this one but opted to release it anyway because the content is so important. Thanks for your patience.*

Women & Poverty

Women & Poverty

June 17, 2021

Poverty. When poverty is a variable, a number of other power deficits and abuses can follow. In this episode, Blake & Erin go through the stats, locally and globally, to show how poverty disproportionately affects women. So many categories of gender and justice start with the prevalence of poverty. We hope this episode is sobering but also inspiring. Our hosts provide their own tips and call to action so that we can all work towards a biblical imperative to care for the "least of these as unto me."

 

Books:

Scars Across Humanity - Elaine Storkey

Half the Sky - Kristof and WuDunn

Evicted - Matthew Desmond

Spending and Orgs:

Thriftbooks

Bookshop.org

Preemptive Love

Mercy House

Mutualism and Current Events

Mutualism and Current Events

May 13, 2021

Southern Baptist megachurch - Saddleback Church & Portland Non-Denom church - Imago Dei, both switched over to ordaining and affirming the full participation of women in church leadership. LOTS of opinions being thrown around the interwebs over this one so Blake & Erin tell you what Tish Harrison Warren, Al Mohler, and CBE International (among others) have to contribute. This episode gives an overview of church denominations, church history, ecclesiology, and how our theology is (and is NOT) shaped by the culture. This one gets wild as Blake and Erin (in the same room since 2019) riff their high energy hot takes on these current events. Enjoy!

People and Stuff We Mention That You Should Check Out:

Podcasts: Annie & Eddie Keep Talking, That Sounds Fun Podcast, The New Activist

Imago Dei Portland video on policy change

Tish Harrison Warren (@Tish_H_Warren), Christianity Today article

William (Bill) Witt book

 

Katharine Bushnell and 1st Wave Feminism

Katharine Bushnell and 1st Wave Feminism

April 29, 2021

If you have never heard of her, you are about to be informally introduced to one of the many unsung heroines of church history - Katharine Bushnell. Her story is our story and we think you will love learning about her and the early years of suffrage that came out of the Christian faith.

And while you are checking out Katharine Bushnell, you should also get acquainted with:

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Frances Willard
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Teresa of Avila
  • Julian of Norwich
  • Macrina
  • Saint Monica
  • Perpetua and Felicity
Intimacy and Emerging Adults

Intimacy and Emerging Adults

April 8, 2021

It's been a minute, but Blake and Erin are back with a NEW EPISODE! Blake interviews our very own Erin Moniz on the eve of her finished doctoral thesis - "Created to Connect: Recapturing a Gospel Understanding of Intimacy for Emerging Adults in a College Setting."

Erin discusses the basis of her research and she and Blake discuss the implications for gender theology and christology. We want to thank all of our loyal listeners during our hiatus. We promise we have some cool, new things on the horizon. So stay tuned for more content and enjoy our first two seasons!

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! With Dr. Mimi Haddad

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! With Dr. Mimi Haddad

January 11, 2021

Join hosts Blake & Erin for an opportunity we couldn't pass up with Dr. Mimi Hadid. 

Dr. Mimi Haddad is president and CEO of CBE International. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude). She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England. Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University awarded Mimi an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2013.

Haddad is part of the leadership of Evangelicals for Justice. She is a founding member and leader of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society. Haddad is an award-winning author and has written more than one hundred academic and popular articles and blogs. Haddad is an adjunct assistant professor of historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies. Mimi has taught for colleges and seminaries around the world. She currently serves as a gender consultant for World Vision International, World Relief, and Beyond Borders. Mimi and her husband, Dale, live in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

Check out CBE International for more resources!

Mimi's book recs:

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Unleader: Surprising Qualities of a Valuable Leader

S2 E14: Season Two Wrap-up

S2 E14: Season Two Wrap-up

December 17, 2020

Join hosts Erin Moniz and Blake Dean as they reminisce on this season of stories and lessons! They walk through some of the best moments and most memorable guests. If you're caught up on every episode, this will be a sweet finale for you. Or, if you're not caught up, get a glimpse on the episodes to look forward to as you binge the season. Either way, we won't judge. Your podcast listening experience is up to you.

S2 E13: A Theology of Family + An Apocalyptic Advent

S2 E13: A Theology of Family + An Apocalyptic Advent

December 10, 2020

Yes, we really do talk about advent and the apocalypse. It is 2020, after all.

Join hosts Blake and Erin and their guest Dr. Emily McGowin as they discuss what family really means for our gender theology and what advent can look like this year. 

Dr. Emily H. McGowin serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and as a priest and Canon Theologian in the ACNA diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO). She specializes in the study of lived religion and what it offers the work of theology. Her first book  was published by Fortress Press in 2018: Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family. Her Ph.D. in theology is from the University of Dayton. She has an M.Div. from Truett Seminary at Baylor University, and a B.A. in biblical studies from Criswell College. She is married to Ron and we have three children. You can follow her on Twitter: @emilymcgowin. For her most recent project, she is serving as the editor for a new series tentatively titled The Fullness of Time: A Journey Through the Church Year which will include many diverse authors and theologians. The first two books in the series will release in Winter 2022 from Intervarsity Press.

S2 E12: Redeeming Paul - Part 2

S2 E12: Redeeming Paul - Part 2

December 3, 2020

After a so many episodes of Blake referencing her work, Dr. Cynthia Westfall is finally a guest on the show! 

Join hosts Blake and Erin and guest Dr. Cynthia Westfall in their discussion about those verses that are always brought into question around gender theology. The conversation is so good, we had to break it into TWO parts!

Cynthia Long Westfall, PhD, is assistant professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. She is the author of Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relation­ship Between Form and Meaning (T. & T. Clark, 2006), and Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ (Baker Academic, 2016) and has been part of an urban mission to the inner city in Denver for more than twenty years. For the last five years, she has also been involved in urban ministry in the Greater Toronto area.

S2 E11: Redeeming Paul - Part 1

S2 E11: Redeeming Paul - Part 1

November 19, 2020

After a so many episodes of Blake referencing her work, Dr. Cynthia Westfall is finally a guest on the show! 

Join hosts Blake and Erin and guest Dr. Cynthia Westfall in their discussion about those verses that are always brought into question around gender theology. The conversation is so good, we had to break it into TWO parts!

Cynthia Long Westfall, PhD, is assistant professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. She is the author of Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relation­ship Between Form and Meaning (T. & T. Clark, 2006), and Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ (Baker Academic, 2016) and has been part of an urban mission to the inner city in Denver for more than twenty years. For the last five years, she has also been involved in urban ministry in the Greater Toronto area. 

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