July 1, 2015
Something CFT members have been writing and speaking about for years, embracing inclusive language and using female pronouns and metaphors for God, is no longer the taboo subject it once was.
Today’s link features a few online resources on the topic. Enjoy!
(And feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.)
From the web:
New from Adam Ericksen on Sojourners, “Why God Is Your Mother: The Anglican Church and God Our Mother.”
“12 Reasons Why You Can Totally Call God ‘Mother’” by Sarah Moon, on Sarah Over the Moon on Patheos.
And “oldie but a goodie,” from Womanspirit Rising, edited by Carol P.Christ and Judith Plaskow (Harper & Row, 1979, pp 107-119). Reprinted on the womanpriests.org website, “What Became of God the Mother? Conflicting Images of God in Early Christianity” by Elaine H. Pagels.
“Why God Is a ‘Mother,’ Too,” from Time, by Princeton Theological Seminary professor Yolanda Pierce.
Posts written by our members:
“Jesus and the She-God (On Using Female Pronouns For God)” by Esther Emery on Church in the Canyon.
Everything on Jann Aldredge Clanton’s website (don’t miss her hymnals!)
“A Spiritual Pilgrim Returns to Texas: Some Thoughts on the Divine Mother” by Kendra Weddle Irons, on Ain’t I a Woman?
“The Power of an Unexpected Pronoun” by Marg Herder, on God Is Not a Guy.
On Christian Feminism Today:
Why Inclusive Language Is Important
by Nancy A. Hardesty
Why Inclusive Language is Still Important
by Jann Aldredge-Clanton
God’s Motherly Care for Us
by Kathryn Christian
Introducing the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament
by Mark Mattison
Is There Healing for the Church’s “Mother Wound”?
by Susan Cottrell
The “She” in My Pocket
by Marg Herder
God the Mother
by Cliff Williams
Embodying the Sacred: A Spiritual Preparation for Birth
by Peg Conway
She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World
By Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD
The Divine Feminine
by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
“Fearing the Feminine or Embracing Our Mother” by Kendra Weddle Irons, Melanie Springer Mock, and Letha Dawson Scanzoni, on FemFaith
“Sex-Positive Marital Fidelity and the Feminine Face of God” by Esther Emery, on ViewPoint
“God is Not a Guy, and Neither Am I!” by Jann Aldredge-Clanton, on ViewPoint
“How can you call God “Mother?” Isn’t that goddess worship?” by Anne Eggebroten and Becky Kiser, on the FAQ blog.