On Not Ignoring Augustine

Author’s note:  as I was writing this post, Michelle Obama gave a campaign speech in New Hampshire for Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Instead of her usual stump speech, she spoke primarily about the nationwide conversation we are having as a result of a presidential candidate’s history of sexual harassment and assault.  She said, “This is not […] Read More

Revised article posted

In my forthcoming article, I wrote that comments by Eva Mroczek and Meredith Warren had been deleted from the Evangelical Text Criticism blog in 2014; in fact comments by other people were deleted.  I appreciate this being brought to my attention so the article could be revised before publication.  A revised draft is now on […] Read More

On Institutional Responsibilities and on Gender: Final thoughts on the G of Jesus Wife

Image: Dr. Agnes Smith Lewis & Dr. Margaret Dunlop Gibson (the “Sisters of Sinai”) via Cambridge University Library   I’m thrilled that Tony Burke of York University has posted a pre-publication draft of my article, “Gender and Authenticity in the Debates about Gospel of Jesus’s Wife Fragment” on the website for the North American Society for the […] Read More

The Melanias of Late Antique Christianity

This fall, I will have the privilege of seeing a book I co-edited with the amazing Catherine M. Chin appear in print.  Melania:  Early Christianity through the Life of One Family contains articles by an incredible set of scholars all addressing the life, context, and legacy of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger.  We are […] Read More

The Power of the “Woman Card”

Friday I traveled to my homestate of Arizona and back to celebrate the life of a woman close to me and to my family, Judge Sarah Dickenson Grant.  Sarah was my mother’s best friend, and her daughters were roughly my and my sister’s ages.  We girls grew up together, and our mothers fretted and crowed over […] Read More