Archive for August, 2013

God Places the Solitary in Families: Childfree Doesn’t Mean Childless

August 11, 2013

By the Rev. Shawna R.B. Atteberry, DFV co-editor, in Christian Feminism Today:

This week’s TIME Magazine cover story reports on women who have made the same decision I have: to not have children. There were two huge reasons I was not impressed with the article. First they only covered one reason why women are not having children: for the freedom and the additional time and money that comes with being childfree. The article made this choice seem like an arbitrary decision, one made in order to be able to take more vacations and buy more stuff. The Time writer did not consider the complex life situations that lead a woman or a man to decide not to have children.

The second reason I wasn’t impressed with the article is that, as a Christian, I found their definition of family too narrow.

Read more.

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Free Kindle Book — This Week Only

August 11, 2013

As a promotion, “Because of the Angels”: Head Coverings and Women in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and 14:34,35 will be available as a free Kindle download all week.  If you don’t already have this book, check it out … and feel free to write a review for Amazon.

New Resources: The Gospel of Mary

August 10, 2013

We’re excited to announce the availability of the newest addition to the DFV New Testament: An appendix including The Good News According to the Tradition of Mary (Version 0.1).

For additional resources on this Gospel, see the first-ever word-for-word Coptic-English Interlinear of the Gospel of Mary, as well as The Gospel of Mary: A Fresh Translation and Holistic Approach, available as a trade paperback and as a Kindle e-book.

From the book description:

Lost and forgotten for more than a thousand years, the only ancient Gospel named after a woman apostle emerged from the sands of Egypt just over a century ago. Originally written in Greek early in the second century and later translated into Coptic, Mary Magdalene’s Gospel comes to vivid life in this fresh translation with contemporary reflections on the ancient wisdom of this recovered treasure.