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    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    Who “Killed” Junia? Part One

    Patrick Mead

    When I first began wondering how to harmonize my church’s restrictions on women with some of the passages I found in scripture, I…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    “But What About 1 Timothy 2:12?” Ten Talking Points

    Gail Wallace

    1 Timothy 2:12 continues to be an obstacle that prevents churches from moving toward a more robust theology of women. Read…

    Biblical Equality

    Thoughts on an Unsuccessful Job Interview: Jesus Loves Women (and People Who Disagree with Me)

    Katie Manning

    "It says that your area of study is Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory. How is that compatible with teaching at a Christian university?"…

    Women and the Bible

    When Translators Add (Gendered Pronouns) to the Text

    Gail Wallace

    One of my pet peeves about some translations of the Bible is the way translators have added masculine pronouns that don’t exist in…

    Women and the Church

    Really? You Listened to a Woman?

    Gail Wallace

    When my friend Melissa asked the discussion question, I wanted to shrink into the floor. “What do you need to confess?” she said.…


    What Equality in Christ Means for Men

    Bob Edwards

    As a man and a Christian, I’ve been given some heavy burdens. In a society characterized by a long history of male privilege,…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    The Wise Woman in 2 Samuel 20: Insights from an Archaeologist

    Gail Wallace

    When I was asked to write a short piece about my experiences as a dig director my first thought was – would they…

    Women and the Bible

    Uncovering the Wise Woman of Abel Beth Maacah

    Gail Wallace

    Learn more of the story of the Wise Woman in 2 Samuel 20 from Abel Beth Maacah, the modern day archaeological site where…

    Biblical Equality, Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    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…

    Women and the Bible

    5 Myths About Adam and Authority: What Really Happened in the Garden?

    Bob Edwards

    There are some distorted messages being taught about creation these days, in particular, that God designed men to be in authority and women…

    Women and the Church

    Paul’s Masculine and Feminine Leadership

    Margaret Mowczko

    Some Christians believe that being a leader is a man’s role, and that it is unfeminine for women to be in leadership. These…

    Women and the Church

    Toward a Deeper Theology of Women

    Gail Wallace

    Some frame the debate about women sharing authority in the church and in the home as a “secondary issue”. But it’s a mistake…

    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…

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