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    "Notorious" Passages, Women and Relationships

    Sex, Supper, Submission

    Zach Lambert

    The teacher walked into the room, strode up to the whiteboard, and wrote the following list: Sex, Supper, Submission. SEX SUPPER SUBMISSION She…

    Let the Wise Women Bring Their Gifts to Jesus

    Christiana Rice

    When I met this blazing high-school junior, I could tell she had a fire in her gut that compelled her to contend for…

    Remembering the Grieving Women in the Christmas Story

    Leanne Friesen

    I remember that Christmas when what I wanted most in the whole world was to be having a baby. We had been hoping…

    "Notorious" Passages

    Is God Male?

    Patrick Franklin

    When I teach about the Trinity in my introductory theology class, the topic of God and gender often comes up. “Is God male?”…

    Women and Relationships, Women and the Church

    A Love Letter for Pastor-Moms

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    As both a woman in ministry, and a mom, I often feel like I live in tension. I’m sure all working moms feel…


    What Does the Bible Say About Domestic Abuse?

    Ally Moder

    The truth is that you know a victim of abuse. It might be your mother, sister, aunt, friend, or a teenager in your…

    Personal Stories

    Surviving Domestic Abuse: My Story

    Ally Moder

    I thought my dreams were about to come true when I [finally] got married. I left my family, friends, and my job as…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    To My Friend Who Believes in “Biblical Gender Roles”

    Christi Rooke

    I wrote this note to a friend who continues to believe in "Biblical gender roles" and thought it might be encouraging and helpful…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    Moving from Complementarian to Egalitarian

    Jenn Dieringer

    I was 32 years old before I heard the word egalitarian. My universe was very small growing up. I, sort of, realized there…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Men Can Open Doors for Women in the Church

    Dawn Gentry

    No matter your church context – whether your church ordains women as ministers of the gospel, whether they involve women as preachers or…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    Finding My Voice as a Woman in the Church

    Nikki Holland

    When I was 5 years old, I sang in my first church choir. My dad encouraged me to sing loud so he could…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    How to Raise an Egalitarian

    Julia Ball

    For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a pastor. Raised as a pastor’s kid, my childhood is filled with…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    If They Don’t Affirm You? Preach and Pastor Anyway

    Randi Shepherd

    Pastor’s wife problems: Getting slapped on the behind after your husband’s sermon while the congregant calls out, “Good message from Kris today”.  Almost…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    Giftedness vs. Gender Roles: A Personal Story

    Christi Rooke

    My siblings and I were setting the table when we heard an echo from the kitchen. “Honey, please put down that chain saw…

    Women and the Bible

    Jesus & the Women of the Gospels

    Julia Matallana-Freedman

    Sometimes I still believe the myths. You know, the soft rumblings of that devilish voice that says, “you don’t have much to offer…

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