A lot of Black women occupy pews in churches that privilege maleness, and even teach and uphold certain cultural norms from an ancient culture that some argue relegate women to “second class” status. Resisting patriarchy and making a different choice about the lens through which we view the Scriptures empowers us to reshape how we think about ourselves. God is a brown girl too, after all.
About Kimberly Peeler-Ringer
is a former television news producer with graduate degrees in biblical and religious studies from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University. In addition to starting the The Churched Feminist blog, she writes for Rhetoric, Race and Religion on Patheos. Kimberly is a sought after speaker and Christian Education consultant specializing in curriculum that reflects the African-American experience. Click on her name to read more from Kimberly.