When I was teaching at the university, I taught courses in cultural studies because cultural studies is all about the ways in which people are outcast and marginalized due to their race, ethnicity, gender and other factors -- in essence, I went into cultural studies because I have JESUS' BIG HEART for the outcast and forgotten of this world. There is so much value to the field in terms of teaching students about how people are outcast and othered so that we, as a culture, can address these forms of ostracization and othering. I am very proud of my work and teaching in cultural studies, and I have reenvisioned that work through my website www.jesusstudies.org because many people who work in cultural studies have a heart for the outcast and forgotten of the world and cultural justice issues, like I do.
Also, listening to Britt Nicole this evening -- she is a wonderfully positive, Jesus-loving singer who builds you up instead of tearing you down like some Christian music does. I have totally had enough of the kinds of Christian music (particularly by male Christian singers like Tenth Avenue North and Jeremy Camp) that put females down, which is so wrong. It makes me angry to hear that music that accuses female listeners under the guise of "Christianity" -- it is just so wrong. I have totally heard enough of it, and am making serious changes in my listening to Christian music. I am currently not happy with the Christian station that I have been listening to for this reason (www.life107.com) because it is so male-dominated in its play lists. I will always be a JESUS-LOVING feminist at heart because I believe that women have greater faith in Jesus and understand Jesus much better than many male Christians. Jesus was very feminine in his nature and defended women and the outcast of society, and totally supports the work in cultural studies and feminism because it follows our LORD'S HEART for the outcast and forgotten and oppressed.