When I read the Gospels I can’t help but notice a significant disconnect between the life of Jesus and widespread Church practice. Jesus told a woman to spread the Good News of His resurrection, but we won’t let a woman preach it from the pulpit.
The last month has been filled with encouraging events and conversations about egalitarian theology and gender justice.
Last week, I attended The Justice Conference that was held here in Los Angeles. I have to say up front that it was incredible. I truly appreciated The Justice Conference for presenting a great line up of speakers who, unlike those at many Christian conferences, didn’t all look exactly the same. The gender, race, and […]
I am a woman I am not a sex object I am not an afterthought I am not a toy I am a woman I am strong I am intelligent I am more than capable I am a woman I bear the image of the Creator I reflect God’s strength, dignity, and compassion When […]
On The Junia Project, we talk a lot about the egalitarianism/complementarianism debate in various parts of life – Church, marriage, community, family – but there is another part of life that we haven’t really addressed… dating. So on this Valentines Day, as the only single member of The Junia Project admin team, I want to […]
The Junia Project is hosting a free event on Gender & Calling in the Church with guest speaker Shauna Niequist on February 27 in Azusa, CA!
I understand why the Church holds up the book of Job as the example of faith in the midst of pain and suffering and, until recently, I agreed with the conventional idea that ‘nobody knows pain like Job’.
We are excited to have been mentioned in this blog on Monday, by The Millenial Pastor, about the Mainline view of Evangelicalism. He humorously sets up the debate about women in ministry as a high school drama. Continue reading to find out which part the author sees The Junia Project playing… These days, Evangelicalism makes me feel […]
A very late review Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Q Women & Calling Conference in New York. Because I do not naturally fit into the 1950s gender stereotypes very well, I usually avoid Christian women’s conferences at all costs. When I saw the line up for Q, however, I knew I […]
Rahab is commonly referred to as “Rahab the Prostitute”. This nickname limits our understanding of who she was. Rahab plays the savior to Israel by protecting the spies, declaring their victory, and enabling God’s plan to move forward; and she foreshadows the coming Savior, Jesus, who will be one of her own descendants.
We were honored to host an event with Sarah Bessey on November 22 to celebrate the release of her book Jesus Feminist. Here are some highlights…
I am a single Christian woman who is working to support myself. What does the complementarian message say to someone like me?”
Even though it is extreme, having women run the Church for ten years is an intriguing proposal. It calls into question what we believe about the nature of men and women, what it means to be “good,” and what kind of change might benefit the Church and the world as a whole.
A lot of things are being said these days about being a “biblical man”. It just seems like many people are using scripture to bully others into their view of what men and women should be. Let’s evaluate where our ideas of biblical manhood and womanhood are coming from. They don’t seem to be coming from Jesus.
Last night, two of us from The Junia Project had the honor of attending an egalitarian event at Biola University. Now, Biola is not known for being an egalitarian community, so we were thrilled to learn that there was a chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality on their campus, called “Thrive”. As two single women, […]