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The Curse of Genesis 3: A Lament

In doing some research on Genesis 3, I came upon this provocative poem by Carmen J. Bryant: God said to man, “The earth…

Personal Stories, Women and Relationships, Women and the Church

Miss & Carry: Towards a Theology of Unrealized Motherhood

In this personal and moving post, guest author Hannah Helms makes the case that the Church needs a better theology to address the…

Women and the Bible

5 Myths About Adam and Authority: What Really Happened in the Garden?

There are some distorted messages being taught about creation these days, in particular, that God designed men to be in authority and women…

Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

A Complementarian View of Justice?

Last week, I attended The Justice Conference that was held here in Los Angeles. I have to say up front that it was…

Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

How to Preach to Women

Here are some things to take into account as we think about the question “What are some things to keep in mind when…

Biblical Equality, Women and Relationships

Three Ways Patriarchy is Bad for Men

Here are some of my thoughts about why patriarchy is bad for men, two related to the church and the last related to…

"Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

Masters and Slaves, Husbands and Wives

Husband and wives or masters and slaves? Today’s theologians do not continue to justify racial slavery on the basis of Canaan’s curse, yet…

Biblical Equality, Personal Stories

5 Ways to Avoid Undermining Your Theology of Gender

I was a complementarian for more than 20 years. I believed that women should not serve as church elders or senior pastors, that…

Women and the Bible

Does the Creation Account Support Women’s Submission?

Views on submission exist on a continuum, but generally speaking, egalitarians support mutual submission in marriage, and church leadership based on giftedness rather…

Women and the Bible

Revisiting the Woman at the Well in John 4

The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well is told in chapter 4 of the Gospel of John. It comes…

Personal Stories, Women and Relationships

I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian

I’m a southern girl, the middle child, one of three daughters in my family of five. My daddy gloried in raising up three,…

Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

Women in The Image Of God: Not Just a Creation Story

I have a granddaughter who loves to be read to. When I start reading she pays close attention, but sometimes when we get…

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