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    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,…

    Women and the Church

    I am a woman

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I am a woman   I am not a sex object I am not an afterthought I am not a toy I am…

    Personal Stories

    How I Became A Christian Feminist

    Katie Hickman

    It seems that in many Christian communities being a “biblical man” or a “biblical woman” is just as high of a priority, if…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    What Does the Gospel Make Possible for Women Today?

    Suzanne Burden

    100 years ago I could not have voted in the United States,” I told the pastor sitting across from me. “But I believe…

    "Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible

    Is Male Authority “Implied” in the Bible?

    Bob Edwards

    in Ephesians 5:24, Greek manuscripts of the New Testament frame male authority or the submission of wives to husbands not as command, but…

    Women and Relationships

    Questions About Egalitarian Dating

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    On The Junia Project, we talk a lot about the egalitarianism/complementarianism debate in various parts of life – Church, marriage, community, family –…

    "Notorious" Passages, Women and the Church

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb: What Does Paul Mean by Authority (Authentein)

    Gail Wallace

    In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some…

    Biblical Equality

    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…

    Women and the Church

    5 Black Women in History Every Egalitarian Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    I recently came across information about the contributions of black women preachers in the 19th century to the quest for gender equality in…

    Women and the Church

    So God Created Man: Battling Gender Microaggressions

    Sam Vaudrey

    “Sam, when you say, ‘May the best man win,’ you imply in a small way that the best person in whatever situation will…

    General

    Job: A Limited Understanding of Pain

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I understand why the Church holds up the book of Job as the example of faith in the midst of pain and suffering…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    The Power of Your Story

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    A culture is built around the stories it tells. After telling my story of spiritual abuse and marginalization as a woman leader in…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    Becoming a Pastor Made a Woman Out of Me

    Abigail Gaines

    The more I embrace being a pastor, the more I give the church the opportunity to experience both the masculine and feminine heart…

    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…

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