Lots of Sophia members write blogs - you can see a list of some of them here. If yours is missing and you'd like to be added to the list, just leave the url in the comments below, or send me an email.
One blog I've enjoyed reading is by Marika Rose, who is a PhD student at Durham and whose blog, Theologies, is subtitled 'theology for normal people'. She says 'Life's too short for everyone to read Aquinas. Let me be your guide to the wonderful, funny, and decidedly odd world of theology old and new.' She's written a number of posts on the theme of gender and I particularly liked her review of From Wimps to Wild Men: Bipolar Masculinity and the Paradoxical Performances of Tom Cruise by Donna Peberdy. She says, 'What would it look like if we let men be a bit more complicated than the Wild Man/Wimp dichotomy suggests? What's going on when we blame the 'feminisation' of culture for the decline of 'real men'? Answers on a postcard' Well worth a read.
Another interesting theology blog is NT Pod by Mark Goodacre where, as you might guess from its name, he posts podcasts on the New Testament. Two episodes in particular might be of interest: Junia, the first woman apostle? and Mary Magdalene, the first woman apostle. HT: Richard Bromley
Youth Specialties in the US has just listed its Top 20 youth ministry blogs of 2010. There's only two women on the list - Tash McGill from New Zealand and Kara Powell who co-writes the Fuller Youth Institute blog, but at least one woman, Angie Rines, has started blogging in response so let's hope it's different next year!
Finally for now, there's Women's Views on the News which aims to cover news stories from around the world from the perspective of women. They say, 'According to the most recent survey by the Global Media Monitoring Project (March 2010), women feature in only about a fifth of the world’s news headlines and just ten percent of all news stories. Literally thousands of stories about, by and for women are never told sending a message that women’s experiences and opinions are just not as important or valid as those of men. We challenge that approach and redresses the imbalance in women’s favour. Our mission is to give a voice to the women whose stories and experiences of the world are all too often ignored.' They are on the lookout for contributors, and are part of a new 50:50 coalition that backs Harriet Harman's call for gender parity in politics.