THESIS: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women, Religion & the Law

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Women, Religion & the Law: Does the Christian Worldview Offer the Best Hope for Women's Rights? Abstract:  Protecting women from violence and discrimination is a hot topic. The feminist movement claims to address these issues in its fight for women’s rights.     However, without knowing the true source for women’s rights—or human rights—communities will fail to accurately diagnose the problem and to effectively provide a solution. I propose to compare four major worldviews and their impact on laws regarding the treatment of women in order to convince the reader that Christianity offers the best treatment of women. First, I will define women’s rights in the context of defining human rights. Next, I will compare laws pertaining to women’s rights through the lens of the following major competing worldviews: Islam (i.e. Saudi Arabia), Hinduism (India), Atheism (i.e. China), and Christianity (United States).     Finally, I will demonstrate that

Apologetics Resources for Parents, Grandparents & Kids

* Photo courtesy of It is never too early to start teaching kids Christian Apologetics and critical thinking. For all the parents and grandparents who have asked which apologetics materials I recommend for parents and kids, I have put together this brief list. I will continue to update it.  And in case you are wondering why kids need apologetics, read this great article by my good friend Hillary Morgan Ferrer, "Why Your Children DO Need Apologetics: Correcting Misconceptions." (Note: this list does not include many apologetics books. These are specific for parents and kids.) For Parents:  Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith  by Natasha Crain (2016)   Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have by Natasha Crain (2017)   Foundation: Comparative Worldview Curriculum  by Elizabeth Urbanowicz (2018)   For 8-12 year old kids (or even 6

Interview with Ratio Christi about WIA Conference

Spotlight on 'Women in Apologetics' Conference January 11-12, 2019 *From Ratio Christi's Blog, Nov. 15, 2018   Laurie Stewart is president of  Women in Apologetics  (WIA), a Christian non-profit organization focused on equipping, encouraging, and educating women in Christian apologetics. WIA purposefully gives women a chance to share content that is theologically, philosophically, and apologetically centered, and supports women in the church who are interested in learning how to think deeply and intelligently about their faith. Many of Ratio Christi’s women, from national staff to our field workers, are associated with WIA. For these reasons, we're excited about  The Second Annual Women in Apologetics Conference .  It will take place at Biola University in La Mirada, California, January 11-12, 2019, and will also be live-streamed. The members of WIA made a great choice in Laurie as their president. She is an attorney, mediator, law school professor, Chri

Women in Apologetics 2nd Annual Conference

Women in Apologetics 2nd Annual Conference: Engaging the Culture for Christ  Join us for the 2nd Annual  Women in Apologetics  Conference! Responding to questions and issues raised by our culture is challenging. This year’s conference will equip, educate, and encourage women and men to have compassion without compromise and impact the culture for Christ. That’s why our theme is Engaging the Culture for Christ!  We will also be offering a full day of  WIA Kids  again on Saturday, January 12, 2019, for children in grades 3-6.  Live Streaming We will be live streaming both worship times and all four keynote speakers. So if you can't attend in person, register for live streaming ! Check out our amazing list of speakers ! For more info and to register for the conference, click here . 

Women in Apologetics - on KKLA radio

Podcast: Women in Apologetics Recently I had the privilege of appearing  on the   radio show on KKLA 99.5 with some of my dear friends from   Women in Apologetics . We had a fun time talking about the need for women in apologetics and how apologetics needs women. We also discussed the unique concerns of women in terms of how they use apologetics. We even took some live calls and promoted the upcoming Women in Apologetics  conference . Listen to a replay of the podcast.  via the  web site via Apple podcasts. Search " radio show" on the "Podcasts" app.


[I love this great article by my good friend Hillary Morgan Ferrer, who has a marvelous apologetics ministry called Mama Bear Apologetics . Read her article about why women need apologetics, and apologetics needs women.] YES, WOMEN NEED APOLOGETICS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, APOLOGETICS NEEDS WOMEN By Hillary Morgan Ferrer 1 Peter 3:15 says that we are to give a ready defense for anyone who asks for the hope that is within. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says that we are to “demolish arguments that set themselves up against the knowledge of God.” Now with words like “defense” and “demolish,” it is not surprising that the field of apologetics has been dominated by men in recent years. Apologetics is important for all Christians, including women, but that’s actually not what we’re here to talk about today. Whenever you hear people talk about “women in apologetics,” they are usually focusing on why we need to reach women with apologetics. And it’s true, we do! The mandate to love the Lord our

Women Teaching Apologetics: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women in Apologetics Conference 2018 at Biola University So the story begins with a young woman who marries a young man. On their first Easter together, they decide to cook a ham. The wife asks her husband if he will cut off the ham bone before she bakes it. When the husband asks “Why,” the wife replies, “That’s the way my mother cooked ham.” The husband suggests they should call her mother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When his mother-in-law answers the phone, she informs them, “That’s just the way my mother used to cook the ham.” Next, the husband suggests they call grandmother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When grandmother answers, she explains that her ham was too big for the pan, so she always had to cut off the bone to make it fit. After they hang up, the young husband and wife realize their ham will fit into the pan. Therefore, there is no reason to cut off the ham bone.  The moral of the story is that some “traditions” may have originated to solve a uni