Carolyn Custis James

Carolyn Custis James is an activist, blogger, and award-winning author. She speaks at church conferences, colleges, and for other Christian organizations both in the U.S. and abroad and is a frequent guest lecturer at various theological seminaries. She is a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament and an adjunct professor in Biblical Studies at Missio Seminary in Philadelphia. Her work focuses on the intersection between Christianity and twenty-first century cultural issues facing women and men globally and has earned recognition from Christianity Today as one of “50 Evangelical Women to Watch.”

Review: Christians Against Christianity: How Right-wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith

Title: Christians Against Christianity: How Right-wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith  Author: Obery M. Henricks, Jr. Publisher: Boston, MA: Beacon Press Pages: 232 Reviewer: Carolyn Custis James   When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you …

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The Gospel Versus Patriarchy: Ruth and Esther Have Something to Say

Of the sixty-six books in the Bible, thirty-eight are named for men. Only two are named for women—Ruth and Esther. Both stories put male power and female powerlessness on a frightening collision course, and both stories are instructive to the church as we address the current global #MeToo/#ChurchToo pandemic of violence against women and children. …

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Review: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Title:  Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation Author:  Kristin Kobes Du Mez Publisher:  Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. Pages:  304 Reviewer:  Carolyn Custis James In 2016, many observers were stunned at evangelicals’ apparent betrayal of their own values. In reality, …

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