All posts by Karen Garst

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Chapters 14-17

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapters 14-17 “That’s so cool that Aslan was willing to get really hurt for Edmund, but he didn’t die for Edmund. It doesn’t count if he came back to life the next day totally fine like […]

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Is “Feminism” Done?

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If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have read several posts I have written about the issue of women’s rights and gender equality: the lack of ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by the United States; the opinion that feminism […]

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Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – Chapters 9-13

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia   By Alexis Record “Is Father Christmas a bad guy?” Disgusted by the blatant racism and prejudice of the previous chapter, Edmund sneaks off. Actually he was just going to betray them all, but I’m kind of with him at this point. Mr. […]

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Let’s Get Real About The Pill – 8 Other Reasons Women Use Contraceptives

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Guest post by Shanna Babilonia By now, we are all aware of the unnecessary push to regulate the use of birth control amongst women.  Unfortunately, for millions of women across the United States (whose voices are often not heard), some of our leaders and lawmakers are attempting to remove birth control coverage from insurance policies […]

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From Fundamentalist to Feminist

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Guest post by Carlin Ross As women, I think it’s easy to forget our journey. Careers, motherhood, and the constant barrage of life duties and expectations keep you locked down in the present. Sometimes you need to spend an hour or two answering questions about your life story to remember. I grew up in a […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapter 8 “Nope.” “Agreed.” The Beavers finally start answering the children’s questions. One of their first questions is about Aslan himself. The theology of Aslan has many parallels with the myths about Jesus by design: he was the King of Beasts, the King of this whole wood who […]

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Chronicles of Narnia – LWW – Chapters 6-7

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapters 6-7 “Does Mrs. Beaver have a first name? Is she the only girl animal in all of Narnia?” “No, and, um, no?” We left off with all four children stumbling into Narnia to prove it’s […]

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Terrorism in Portland – What Can You Do?

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  Last week, I was horrified to listen to the news reports of a man riding on our light-rail system in Portland, Oregon. He suddenly started hurling insults at two women who appeared to be Muslim, one was wearing a hijab. Three men intervened and the man stabbed all three with a knife. Two died […]

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Did God Have a Wife?

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While there is an ongoing dispute among biblical scholars whether Yahweh, the god of the Old Testament, had a consort, I am moving in the direction of yes. First, it is important to realize that the writers of the Old Testament drew upon existing mythologies for their stories. If you are not able to accept […]

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Women’s Voices on Leaving Religion

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Last week, I wrote an essay about why there weren’t more women atheists, citing statistics that set the number of men who disclose themselves as atheists at 68% and women at 32%.[1] I post my blog to a number of atheist Facebook groups each week. I have never received so many comments in the two […]

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