fbpx

Katie McCoy : Articles

Katie McCoy

Katie McCoy

Katie McCoy serves as director of Women’s Ministry at Texas Baptists (Baptist General Convention of Texas). She holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she previously served on faculty.

  • What is a woman? 

    As many a man has discovered, most women don’t like being called “emotional.” The term is at once a dismissal and a putdown, an implication that she is melodramatic, irrational, or even unhinged. Ironically, men are equally as emotional as women; they just express their emotions differently.

    Continue...

  • God is not silent: What the Bible teaches about sexual assault

    The Bible neither covers up nor ignores sexual assault. In fact, biblical law shows how the Lord takes up the cause of the victim and the vulnerable. Deuteronomy 22:25-27 safeguarded the survivor of sexual assault from being unjustly blamed or ignored. In ancient Israel, this law established a pattern, an ethical framework by which God’s people

    Continue...

  • More Than Marriage: What’s Behind Polyamory In the Church

    When I first heard the term “polyamory,” it sounded like one of those eyebrow-raising issues you hear about on daytime talk-shows—shocking, extreme, and on the fringe.[1] Less than a decade later, it’s creeping out of the shadows and into the mainstream, and even into the church. What is polyamory? The word comes from both Greek

    Continue...

  • We can’t be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty

    We can’t truly be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty. Follow me through the facts here. Last month, the organization Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Since 1916, founder Margaret Sanger’s vision for this organization, reflected even it’s very name, was that every child be a wanted child. But underneath this mantra lay an ambition of

    Continue...

  • Wombs for sale: The next debate in same-sex marriage

    In the aftermath of legalized same-sex marriage, Americans may soon face a new ethical dilemma: commercial surrogacy. As Christopher White reports in his article on The Public Discourse, Surrogacy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries, the issue of “marriage equality” is morphing into the question of “family equality.” As White observes, “While many consider

    Continue...

  • What does the Bible say about sexual assault?

    Never before has the issue of sexual assault against women seemed so ubiquitous. In January a Nashville jury convicted two Vanderbilt University students of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery when they assaulted a student in a dorm room in 2013. Amid widespread campus sexual assault, 80 percent of which goes unreported, many hope this strong ruling will communicate

    Continue...

  • The best kept secret behind “50 Shades of Grey”

    We used to blush about it. We used to keep quiet about it. It was personal—too personal and not at all “lady like.” For the most part, it stayed tucked away in the recesses of our inner world—or at least in a dresser drawer away from view. However, after the 2011 summer debut of the

    Continue...

  • We Must Not Be Silent

    “I sit and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all oppression and shame… I see the wife misused by her husband— I see the treacherous seducer of young women… All these—All the meanness and agony without end, I sitting, look out upon, See, hear, and am silent.”                                            (Walt Whitman, I

    Continue...