Katie McCoy

Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies

Katie McCoy


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Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, May 2016; M.Div., Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, 2011; BM, Union University, Jackson, TN, 2007

Katie serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Scarborough College. Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Union University (TN) and with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Women’s Studies from SWBTS. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in May 2016.

Katie has a passion for connecting global women’s issues with a biblical perspective on women’s value. Her dissertation is on Old Testament law about women, what they reveal about women’s dignity, and the Church’s social responsibility to women worldwide. As a teacher, Katie hopes to engage her students to think critically and to equip them to communicate biblical truth with grace and strength.

Katie is a contributor to online resources such as Baptist Press and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, as well as to the new Devotional for Women (Broadman and Holman). She is a self-professed political news junkie and considers herself an adopted Texan.

“Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear...All persons should receive equal treatment under the law...”

On this, I wholeheartedly agree. But why must respect, dignity, and equality mean denying (1/) https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-preventing-and-combating-discrimination-on-basis-of-gender-identity-or-sexual-orientation/

This isn't about inclusiveness. It's about an ideology.

As a culture, we're one more step toward endorsing one - and only one - view about transpersons and excluding every other view as a threat to public health.

Our creation as male or female is irreducibly complex, a reflection of the God in whose image we are made and how relational He created us to be.

We will never understand the significance of our sexed bodies or our gendered selves apart from a relationship with our Creator.