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    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    My Journey as a Female Preacher

    Larissa Marks

    A few weeks ago, the pastoral leadership team of my church (which I am a part) was planning the upcoming sermon series. When…

    Women and the Bible

    6 Great Studies on Women of the Bible: 2016 Edition

    Gail Wallace

    We often get requests for curricula that supports the egalitarian view of women as full and equal partners in marriage and ministry Here…

    Women and the Bible

    Paul’s Egalitarian Reading of the Old Testament

    Gail Wallace

    For years I struggled with my relationship with the apostle Paul. On the one hand, as a teenager, I was completely taken with…

    Women and the Church

    The Burden of the Exceptional Female Pastor

    Robbie Cansler

    There is a phrase that continues to be repeated by those in leadership when asked how local churches might be encouraged to be…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    No Words: A Lament for Women

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    When I was looking at the worship life of the American church, I noticed that lament, and something like the book of Lamentations,…

    Women and the Church

    The New Shame: Why Gender Equality Is Still Worth Fighting For

    Mandi Cherico

    “Are there really that many hurting women in the Church?” I was a freshman at a Christian college when one of my professors…

    "Notorious" Passages

    Ephesians 5:21-33: How Paul Turns Headship on Its Head

    Patrick Franklin

    Ephesians 5:21-33 is often cited as a proof text to endorse male leadership in the home. In this text, wives are instructed to…

    Women and the Bible

    Shallum’s Daughters: Builders of the Wall

    Leigh Powers

    It’s just one line from a single verse in the third chapter of Nehemiah, but it fascinates me: Shallum, son of Hallohesh, ruler…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    Why I Support Women in Church Leadership – in 30 Seconds

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I was recently asked to summarize why I support women in church leadership in thirty seconds or less. This was my response… Deborah…

    Women and the Bible

    The Promise of Pentecost: Your Sons and Daughters Will Prophesy

    Lydia Leigh

    When I first heard the story of Pentecost it was painted to me as the Holy Spirit empowering the 12 apostles to step…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    Free A/V Resources on Biblical Gender Equality

    Gail Wallace

    Here are some free audio (A) and video (V) resources that present biblical gender equality (egalitarianism) in a clear, compelling way, have high…


    Biblical Maternal Images for God

    Shiao Chong

    Mother’s Day makes me think about God’s maternal side. Christianity has been guilty of a patriarchal history that has been oppressive of women.…

    Personal Stories, Women and the Church

    Hearing Myself Preach

    Robbie Cansler

      I was the first woman I ever heard preach. I was 16 years old, and I called it “sharing”. The urge to…

    Women and Relationships

    8 Ways to Rethink the Conversation About Singleness

    Karina Kreminski

      These days there is more emphasis on marriage and family than ever. My social media feeds are full of articles and posts…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    7 Ways to Practice Gender Equality in Your Church

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    At times I have been frustrated by the number of churches that claim egalitarian theology, but are not actually practicing it. I’ve been…

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