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    Hope Rekindled: Giving My First Sermon

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    Last Sunday I preached for the first time in my own church. I had preached before - but never for the church I…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Confessions of a Closet Egalitarian

    Liz Wolf

    I never heard the words egalitarian or complementarian until last summer. At 50 (first of my true confessions) I’m a little late to…

    Biblical Equality

    Do Men Really Need to “Govern” Women?

    Bob Edwards

    “Governing,” according to this document, is exclusively a man’s role. This begs the question, if you are a complementarian man, why do you…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    A Complementarian View of Justice?

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    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 / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    When God Calls a Complementarian Woman into Ministry

    April Fiet

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

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Let My People Go: The Impact of Patriarchy in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Patriarchy is an oppressive cultural norm with a history that predates Christianity. Fortunately, it is fading from our global community. Unfortunately, it persists…

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    When Women are Invisible in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    In some churches, women are not even allowed to read the Bible from behind the pulpit, allegedly because the pulpit is a sign…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    The Origins of Sexism in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Is the doctrine of male authority in the church “God-ordained,” or does it have a more human origin? To answer this question, I’d…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Becoming an Egalitarian in Greek Class

    Meredith Miller

    You're in for a treat today as Junia Project blogger Meredith and her husband Curtis share the story of how he came to…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Fierce and Feminine

    Cayla Pruett

    Fierce and feminine. Despite widespread perception, deeply embedded associations and centuries of conditioning, these two words are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they are…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    How to Preach to Women

    Karina Kreminski

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

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    Response to a Complementarian View of Women

    Bob Edwards

    Every few weeks we get a comment protesting that the claims we make about the complementarian view are not what most complementarians believe,…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Confessions of a Former Complementarian

    Bob Edwards

    “The church has not been kind to women.” That is perhaps the most profound understatement I have ever made about any subject in…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships

    Three Ways Patriarchy is Bad for Men

    Tim Peck

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

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    The Incomplete Gospel of Biblical Womanhood

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I am a single Christian woman who is working to support myself. What does the complementarian message say to someone like me?”

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