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    Biblical Equality, Personal Stories

    Building Fences & Taking Sides

    Cayla Pruett

    I’m a big advocate for what I like to call “tension living.” If this life has taught me anything, particularly where faith is…

    "Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    1 Timothy 2: Paul’s Original Language, Timothy’s Original Context

    Bob Edwards

    Throughout history, the church has been characterized by a male-dominated social hierarchy. This worldview has been so pervasive that some even consider it…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    Why We Should Pray like Hannah!

    Monica Robison

    During my freshman year at a conservative Christian high school, my keyboarding teacher suddenly fell ill. That week, after our regularly scheduled chapel…

    Women and the Church

    Women and Men: Co-Creators from the Beginning

    Cindy Brandt

    This task, to make beautiful things, is for both genders. But for centuries the world has given men the entire landscape and limited…

    Women and the Bible

    Martha, Misunderstood

    Cara Strickland

    I can't imagine a world in which it would be culturally acceptable for a hostess to walk up to her guest of honor…

    Women and the Church

    Chanting for Change in the Coptic Church

    Mariam Youssef

    I was born to Coptic parents who moved to America from Egypt because of the increasing persecution against Christians. Growing up, my family’s…

    Women and the Church

    Women in Church Leadership Isn’t a Secondary Issue

    Kate Dewhurst

    When a friend of mine asked me to screen sponsorship mail for a local non-profit, I was expecting to be deeply moved. But…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    The New Wine of the Kingdom: Equality in the Church

    Brian Wiele

    … no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.” Jesus in…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    Becoming a Champion of Women: One Pastor’s Journey

    Larry Walkemeyer

    I have recently arrived at a new place in my approach to the subject of women in ministry. While I am not proud…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    Were the Twelve Apostles all Male?

    Margaret Mowczko

    An argument often brought up in discussions about women in church leadership is that Jesus’ twelve apostles[1] were all male, and, because there…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Male Privilege Shows Up in the Church

    Gail Wallace

    Part of a conversation overheard at Starbucks: “You’re a white American male with a college degree. The world is your oyster - don’t…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    More than Two Paths to Egalitarianism?

    Gail Wallace

    last week Tim presented some thoughts about two different paths people sometimes take to get to an egalitarian perspective: the path of "rights"…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    Two Paths to Affirming Women’s Ordination

    Tim Peck

    With the Church of England’s recent vote to begin ordaining women as bishops, the issue of women’s ordination has once again been in…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    Phebe Willets: (Woman) Preacher of the 1700s

    Charity Johnson

    The most prominent of my ancestors was a cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1930), who brought Quakerism to a famous schism in North America. Though…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    On 1 Corinthians 14 & Women’s Silence in Church

    Mark Kubo

    It is all too easy for the loudest and most prolific voices to dominate what a young Christian hears about gender relationships in…

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