November was a bit of a whirlwind. I signed a contract with AMG for another book in the Coffee Cup Bible study series—Earl Grey with Ephesians. I taped an episode on the Empathy for the Devil podcast comparing the queens Jezebel and Bathsheba and the sexualization of powerful women. Check it out.
The Kregel Academic Book for which I served as general editor, Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible, was finally released Yay! Took a long time to ship, but it has finally arrive in the hands of all those who preordered.
An interview with me about the book appeared on the Christian Authors Network blog; on the Beyond Ordinary Woman site; on the Seana Scott blog; and in Fathom Magazine, where you can also read an excerpt—Eva Bleeker’s chapter on Rahab. I spoke on the same topic at an academic conference in Providence, Rhode Island, and at the DTS women’s conference for women in leadership. CD’s of the latter are available via the DTS web site. And I appeared on KCBI radio and their related Heartstrong Faith blog/podcast/video (below). Fun news: the book is the first in their new book club series!
The #MeToo conversations continue. Kat Armstrong had me writing about that on her blog. Sharifa Stevens, who wrote the chapter on Vashti for our book had a powerful piece on there that tied in with her work on the book.
And don’t miss Karla Zazueta’s piece on Mary Magdalene.
Our friends at Fathom hosted a fantastic launch party benefitting the International Justice Mission. Some of their reps heard about it at the last minute and showed up to celebrate with us. A highlight of the night (in addition to sweet and savory crepes and champagne and music by Songbird and Strings) was Sharifa leading us all in “O Holy Night.” The night was warm enough to use our hosts’ indoor/outdoor space, and our voices rang out in the night.
Back to work…I also did some of the IF: Gathering videos about church history. And I’m currently part of their Advent series…
There were also talks at Interstate Battery’s women’s Christmas lunch and a trip with scholars to present vixens content in Rhode Island. Thanks for being on this incredible journey with us!