Saturday, May 27, 2017

Christian Feminism Today Audio and Podcasts

Below you’ll find an assortment of audio recordings of interest to Christian feminists. They include talks given by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Linda Brebner, and Alena Amato Ruggerio, and musical compositions by Kathryn Christian and Marg Herder.

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“Sopheeding”
Presented by Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio

Alena Amato Ruggerio

Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio presented this sermon on September 30, 2012 at the Medford Congregational United Church of Christ in Medford, Oregon. Reverend Caren Caldwell, Assistant Pastor of Medford UCC, reads the scripture.

In December 2012, Dr. Ruggerio completed her final month of eleven years of service on the EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Executive Council. She continues to be one of our most prolific writers and reviewers.  An associate professor of communication at Southern Oregon University, she recently published her first book, Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers (Lexington Books, 2012).  More information about Alena can be found on her website, www.alenaruggerio.com.

“The Transformational Stories of Jesus”
Presented by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

 

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott presented this talk as a part of the 2012 EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Gathering on Saturday, June 23.

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Among the many books she has authored or coauthored are Sensuous Spirituality; Women, Men, and the BibleThe Divine Feminine; and Omnigender.  More information about Virginia is available on her website, virginiamollenkott.com.

“A Quotidian Faith: Stories Sacred, Subversive, and Small”
Presented by Rev. Gail Ricciuti

 

Gail Ricciuti presented this sermon as a part of the Sunday worship service at the 2012 EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Gathering in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rev. Ricciuti is associate professor of homiletics at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York, where she has taught for the past 13 years. Before that, she served as a Presbyterian pastor for 25 years. Her articles and reviews have been published in Christian Feminism Today, and she serves on the EEWC Council as Northeast representative.

“Sharing Our Stories, Healing Our Lives”
Presented by Jann Aldredge-Clanton

 

Jann Aldredge-Clanton

The theme of the 2012 EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Gathering was “Sharing Our Stories, Healing Our Lives.”  On the evening of the first full day of events, Friday, June 22, Jann Aldredge-Clanton presented this talk on the Gathering theme. In it, Jann shares her own story and stories from one of her books, Changing Church: Stories of Liberating Ministers.

Jann Aldredge-Clanton is an ordained minister, author, teacher, and chaplain. She currently serves as adjunct professor at Perkins School of Theology and Richland Community College, Dallas, Texas. A native of Louisiana, Jann received the B.A. degree from Louisiana Polytechnic University, the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Christian University, and the M.Div. from Southwestern Theological Seminary.

“Lessons Learned by a Social Justice Advocate”
Presented by Rev. Linda Brebner

 

Linda Brebner

Listen to the Rev. Linda Brebner’s stirring address, “Lessons Learned by a Social Justice Advocate,” which she presented during a panel on social justice activism at the EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Gathering, June 19, 2010.

Linda is a retired Presbyterian minister and also has served in mission work in Peru.

“Dutiful or Prodigal: God’s Promise Remains the Same”
Presented by Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

 

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott has been a frequent speaker at EEWC conferences. For over three decades, she taught English literature at William Paterson University of New Jersey and has authored or coauthored 13 books. Many of her articles written for EEWC Update (now Christian Feminism Today) are archived online at eewc.com. Visit Virginia’s website at www.virginiamollenkott.com.

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott’s sermon, “Dutiful or Prodigal: God’s Promise Remains the Same,” was presented at the Sunday morning worship service during the EEWC-Christian Feminism Today Gathering, June 20, 2010.

“Theapalooza: The Rhetorical Turn in the Third Wave of Biblical Feminism”
Presented by Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio

 

Dr. Alena Amato RuggerioDr. Ruggerio is associate professor of communication and has served as interim coordinator of women’s studies at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. She earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her work has appeared in Christian Century, The Other Side, Feminist Media Studies, and Eerdman’s Encyclopedia of Religion. Her teaching specialties include courses in Women Transforming Language (feminist rhetorical theories), Texts of Truth (rhetorical approaches to interpreting sacred texts), and persuasion. Currently she is also the assistant to the editor of Christian Feminism Today.

Listen to her June 27 plenary presentation, “Theapalooza: The Rhetorical Turn in the Third Wave of Biblical Feminism,” from the 2008 EEWC conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the conference theme was “A Place at the Table.”

Since the audio audience will be unable to see the visuals shown in the conference presentation, it should be noted that in introducing her topic, Dr. Ruggerio displayed and referred to some of her prized possessions: a Webster’s Dictionary and an oversized hankie embroidered with the initials O.E.D. (honoring the Oxford English Dictionary).

“Comprehending the Dimensions of God’s Love: What Is Our Contribution?”
Presented by Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

 

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott

Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott has been a frequent speaker at EEWC conferences. For over three decades, she taught English literature at William Paterson University of New Jersey and has authored or coauthored 13 books. Many of her articles written for EEWC Update (now Christian Feminism Today) are archived online at eewc.com. Visit Virginia’s website at www.virginiamollenkott.com.

“Comprehending the Dimensions of God’s Love: What Is Our Contribution?” was presented July 21, 2006 at the EEWC Biennial Conference held in the Hyatt Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC.

“Gather Me Under Thy Wings” a song by Kathryn Christian

Composed and sung by Kathryn Christian.  Copyright 1998 by Kathryn Christian and used by permission.

 

Kathryn ChristianKathryn Christian is a singer/songwriter and retreat leader from northern Michigan who has led the singing at several of our EEWC conferences.  One of the songs she taught us and invited us to sing with her was her composition, “Gather Me under Thy Wings.” She kindly gave us permission to include her song here. Kathryn has recorded this song on two of her CDs, Ascension, and Growing into God.  (which also features poetry readings by Edwina Gateley, another past EEWC Conference presenter).

Kathryn is a longtime friend to EEWC.  In addition to her article, “God’s Motherly Care for Us,” written as a Mother’s Day 2009 Web Special Feature, our website includes a profile of Kathryn and her husband Brian, which was featured in two parts in the Fall, 2000 and Winter, 2000-2001 issues of EEWC Update (now called Christian Feminism Today).  Reviews of some of Kathryn’s music were published in our Fall, 2002  issue (“Come, Holy Mother”) and the Fall, 2003 issue(“Growing into God”).

For more information about Kathryn’s music ministry and her recordings, see her personal website .

“At Her Table”
a song by Marg Herder

Composed, performed and engineered by Marg Herder. Copyright 2008 by Marg Herder and used by permission.

 

Marg HerderMarg Herder is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and owner of Softsound, an audio engineering and consulting business in Indianapolis, where she is an active member of the Indiana chapter of EEWC-Christian Feminism Today. An accomplished musician, Marg has composed a Christian rock opera, performed with an all-female rock band called Software, and crafted choral arrangements performed by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus.  Her recordings are available for streaming or free download on her website, www.margherder.com.  Her 1997 CD release “alone…” was reviewed by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and published in the Summer 2002 issue of EEWC Update (now called Christian Feminism Today).

“At Her Table” was written and recorded by Marg for the Sunday morning worship service at the 2008 EEWC-CFT Conference in Indianapolis, where the conference theme was  A Place At The Table.

“The Transformational Stories of Jesus”

A plenary presentation from the 2012 CFT Gathering. Audio only and iTunes Podcast also available (see list on the left side of this page). Video produced by Tiana Marquez.

Mother Eagle Award Recipient Virginia Ramey Mollenkott’s acceptance speech.

In January of 2017, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott became the first recipient of the Mother Eagle Award, a joint presentation of CFT and the Gay Christian Network.

CFT’s “Not All Like That” Videos

CFT participated in the “Not All Like That Christians” video project.  In case you are not familiar with this project, here are a few words from the NALT Christians website:  “The purpose of The NALT Christians Project is to give any and all LGBT-affirming Christians a means of sharing their belief that there is nothing anti-biblical or sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.”

Rev. Shawna Atteberry

Linda Bieze

Sharon G. Bowes

Michael Campbell

Esther Emery

Wanda Lollar

Mary Lynn Porter

Rev. Dr. Fran Mayes

Dr. Alena Amato Ruggerio

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