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Defying Gender Stereotypes: Surprising Men of the Old Testament

I’ve found that the Old Testament is full of some amazing, strong women who defy stereotypes. But what about men? Did Old Testament…

Women and the Church

The New Testament Case for Women Pastors

"There were zero women pastors in the Bible and no women apostles. There were no women pastors in nearly 2000 years of church…

Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

Women & Leadership in Sacramental Churches

When I was a pastor in the nondenominational world, most conversations around gender and church leadership revolved around whether women should preach from…

Women and the Bible

Athaliah & Jehosheba: Rebellion & Redemption in the Old Testament

Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel and King Ahab of Israel. Her marriage to King Jehoram of Judah was a political alliance that…

Women and the Church

Why We Need More Women in Biblical Studies

Evangelicals need to develop a deeper theology of women; one that accurately reflects the fact that women and men were created in the…

Biblical Equality, Personal Stories, Women and the Church

When God Calls a Complementarian Woman into Ministry

The word “Complementarian” is a loaded word that immediately raises defenses. By way of explanation for those who are unfamiliar with the term,…

Women and the Bible

The Women of Advent: Ruth

What do you know about Ruth? She is named in the lineage of Jesus (one of King David's great great grandmothers). Her story…

Women and the Bible

The Women of Advent: Rahab

Rahab is commonly referred to as "Rahab the Prostitute". This nickname limits our understanding of who she was. Rahab plays the savior to…

Biblical Equality

Reading Scripture as an Egalitarian: The Big Picture

In today's post Patrick Franklin presents egalitarian theology in a nutshell. He writes, "In order to understand difficult passages of Scripture, including the…

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Biblical Maternal Images for God

Mother’s Day makes me think about God’s maternal side. Christianity has been guilty of a patriarchal history that has been oppressive of women.…

Biblical Equality, Women and Relationships, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

Wives and Husbands in 1 Peter: Who is the Weaker Vessel?

Certain passages in 1 Peter are sometimes used to support the idea of hierarchy in Christian marriage, but a closer look reveals that…

Personal Stories, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

The Power of Your Story

A culture is built around the stories it tells. After telling my story of spiritual abuse and marginalization as a woman leader in…

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