The Junia Project is hosting a private event with Sarah Bessey on 11/22 in Glendora, CA. Here are details about how you can crash the party or win a signed copy of her new book, Jesus Feminist.
“My best men are women!” Here is a short list of men who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique came on the scene: John Wesley, Fredrick Franson, B.T. Roberts, A.J. Gordon, and A.B. Simpson.
Here is a short list of women who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique came on the scene: Margaret Fox, Susanna Wesley, Sojourner Truth, Phoebe Palmer, Catherina Booth.
I think it’s odd to denounce Paul’s extensive teaching on spiritual gifts as not relevant today, yet embrace a few verses that appear to restrict women’s full participation in church leadership.
In the end, you see, it’s not about effectiveness, although adding women to your church board will certainly have an impact on that. It’s about justice and about righting what is wrong in this world. It’s about faithfulness – being faithful to the ethic and value system of the Kingdom of God.
Contrary to what you may have heard, egalitarians do NOT believe men and women are “the same”. We are keenly aware of the differences, which is why we advocate for the full inclusion of women in leadership.
Many of you have asked us, “What can we do to further the cause of gender equity in the world?” Here are a few simple ways to fight for gender justice today.
About six months ago a group of people committed to do ‘what they could, with what they had, where they were’ to address gender inequality and hierarchy in the Church, something that contradicts Christ’s command that “it will not be so among you” in Matthew 20:26. As a part of that commitment, juniaproject.com was launched. […]
Recently, I heard it said in a sermon that the early church was led by “unschooled, ordinary men”. This idea that Jesus chose poor, uneducated fishermen as his disciples is entrenched in evangelistic teaching, and was something I heard often growing up in the church. But is it really true?
This week at The Junia Project we looked at how the process of bible translation impacts our corporate and personal theology of women in Lost in Translation Part 1: Phoebe, Servant or Minister? (This coming week Bob takes on 1 Timothy 2 in Lost in Translation Part 2.) We also discussed practical things pastors can […]
There was some great conversation yesterday in the Comments Section of Meredith’s post: “5 Things I Wish All Male Egalitarian Pastors Would Do“. We thought it would be helpful to keep the conversation going today and see what new ideas we could capture. Here are some things readers suggested adding to the list: Ask women, […]
There has been a lot in the media lately about gender-specific marketing of toys, but this was a new take on the “princess debate” we hadn’t seen before… what do you think of this marketing strategy for children’s Bibles?
Views on submission exist on a continuum, but generally speaking, egalitarians support mutual submission in marriage, and church leadership based on giftedness rather than gender; while complementarians support the unilateral submission of wives, and predominately male church leadership. Both hold the Bible in high regard – the difference comes in interpretation.
The Junia Project is a community of men and women advocating for gender equality in the home, church, and world-at-large (a position sometimes called biblical egalitarianism). We believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to seek Jesus, make disciples, and love radically, without regard for gender. Thank you for joining us […]