+ resources for a deeply formed spiritual life
On her 2012 visit to Fuller, Rachel Held Evans spoke about liberation, the biblical womanhood movement, and the year she spent taking a literal approach to biblical instructions for women.
Seanita Scott, PhD student, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Wisdom from Womanist Psychology: Integrating Art, Spirit, Activism, and Community.”
Laura Harbert, former dean of chapel and spiritual formation, considers Mary and how she exemplifies what it looks like to courageously join in God’s mysterious and radical work of redemption.
Damali Najuma Smith-Pollard, senior pastor of Word of Encouragement Community Church, preaches about how God’s promises in scripture bring us comfort, preserve our lives, and lift us up.
Kenichi Yoshida, pastor and associate director of academic affairs, preaches about the power of theology that comes from the margins—focusing particularly on the voices of women of color.
Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, reflects on decades of ministry and widening a circle of compassion beyond every barrier we build
Audrey Denney, a 2018 congressional candidate in California, reflects on the impact of women activists, encountering defeat, and grappling with the Paradise, CA fires
Mitali Perkins, celebrated children’s author, reflects on India, politics, and writing stories about characters who navigating cultural difference
Beth Moore reflects on how she developed an authentic style of teaching that ministers to thousands of women, and her battle against misogyny in the church
Christena Cleveland reflects on the freedom of singleness, kinship, and the unique gifts single people can give to the church and society.
Christena Cleveland, associate professor of the practice of organizational studies at Duke University's Divinity School, develops a theological affirmation of singleness in the American church
Fuller's faculty reflect on sabbath, suffering, and restoration therapy
Social psychologist Christena Cleveland gave plenary lectures on a theology of singleness at Singleness: Theology, Spirituality, and Practice, a conference at Fuller Arizona
Mimi Haddad, president of Christians for Biblical Equality, discusses gender equality and women in leadership
Debi Yu, admissions and student affairs advisor for DMin, preaches on John 1:1–14, the Samaritan woman at the well, and the gospel message of belonging in a world of exclusion
Jeanelle Austin (MDiv ’13) and Lindsey Wright (MAT ’12) reflect on implicit bias, gender dynamics in the church and workplace, and their hopes for the future
Women pastors, preachers, trustees, faculty, and students share stories from their long road to equality
Reflecting on the Korean American church and its patriarchal systems, cultural aesthetics, and claimed orthodoxy
I am squeamish about seeing women trapped behind glass—cabinet doors or ceilings
Luther's move precipitated a remarkable series of unexpected consequences
John L. Thompson