Rivta H. Williams
"Homosexuality and the Bible – An ELCA Lutheran Scholar‘s Perspective" Winter In Journal of Theological and Justice Opinion
. vol. 1, no. 1, 2004
This is an op-ed piece arguing for a critical traditionalist hermeneutic that avoids both literalism and liberalism in reading the biblical texts most frequently used to condemn homosexuality.
"Hoping for More" Fall In Faith and Leadership (Duke University website)
. 2010 http://faithandleadership.com/content/hoping-for-more
This article addresses the challenge of hoping for more—both in this life and the next—while facing a stage IV cancer diagnosis.
"The Trouble with Miracles; Word Wrangling; Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ" Summer-Fall In Working Preacher
. 2010 http://www.workingpreacher.org/contributor_detail.aspx?author_id=237
These articles represent attempts to think theologically about living with stage IV cancer.
"Luther, Feminism, Friendship and the Future" Fall In Dialog: A Journal of Theology
This article recounts my journey of becoming a Lutheran feminist theologian. Drawing on insights from both Lutheran and feminist traditions, I propose a shift in Christian vocation imagery from that of servant to friend, arguing that the call to friendship includes subverting global structures of domination. I end with an invitation to join the expanding conversation about how Lutheran and feminist frameworks address the needs of our contemporary world.
"Isä kirkon valossa. Teologiaa ja feminismiä [In the Shadow of the Father Church: On Theology and Feminism]" In Naistutkimus [Journal of Women's Studies]
. vol. 1, 1991
An article discussing the importance of feminist perspectives in theological work. (in Finnish)
"Birgitan merkitys [Birgitta’s Significance]" In Birgitan Ystävät Jäsenlehti
. vol. 3, 1991
An article re-evaluating the significance of Birgitta of Sweden as a 14th century female mystic, a church leader and a visionary theologian. (in Finnish)
"Tarvitseeko kirkko feministiteologiaa [Does the Church Need Feminist Theology]" In Kotimaa
. vol. 6, 1992
A column making the case for the urgent contribution of feminist theology in the church. (in Finnish)
"Koulutusmahdollisuuksia USA:ssa [Study Prospects in the USA.]" In Reseptio (Kirkon ulkomaanasiain keskuksen teologisten asiain tiedotuslehti)
. vol. 3, 1993
An article discussing the opportunities with studying theology in USA. (in Finnish)
"Ilmestysten äärellä [By the Revelations.]" In Reseptio (Kirkon ulkomaanasiain keskuksen teologisten asiain tiedotuslehti)
. vol. 2, 1995
An article reflecting on the theology of Birgitta of Sweden. (in Finnish)
"Eevan luomisen mysteeri Augustinuksen silmin [The Mystery of Eve’s Creation in the Eyes of Augustine]" In Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Theological Journal]
. vol. 6, 1995 : 524-530
An article on the creation and purpose and nature of Eve in the thought of Augustine of Hippo. (in Finnish)