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

    5 Reasons to Stop Using 1 Timothy 2:12 Against Women

    Gail Wallace

    Hundreds of pages have been written on this chapter, with almost as many interpretations, proving this to be one of the least understood…

    Women and Relationships

    Paul, Singleness, and Mutuality: 3 Proposals for the Church

    Nick Quient

    Something I’ve come to understand is that singleness is a high price to ask of people. I was single for a long time…

    Biblical Equality, Women and the Church

    Women & Leadership in Sacramental Churches

    Tim Peck

    When I was a pastor in the nondenominational world, most conversations around gender and church leadership revolved around whether women should preach from…

    Biblical Equality, Women and Relationships

    On Being a Daddy’s Girl

    Sarah Schwartz

    Today we're sharing some delightful reflections on the impact of fathers by guest author Sarah Schwartz. Happy Father's Day! "Throughout my childhood, people…

    Women and the Bible

    Athaliah & Jehosheba: Rebellion & Redemption in the Old Testament

    Lydia Leigh

    Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel and King Ahab of Israel. Her marriage to King Jehoram of Judah was a political alliance that…

    Women and Relationships, Women and the Church

    Is Marriage a Ministry Qualification?

    Leslie Anneliz Moreno

    A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a woman while at a social gathering. In the course of our conversation…


    Malestrom: Manhood Swept Into The Currents Of A Changing World (Review & Giveaway)

    Dorothy Greco

    In her new book Malestrom: Manhood Swept Into The Currents Of A Changing World, Carolyn Custis James demonstrates why she is one of…

    Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

    Midwifing the Church

    Christiana Rice

    I’ve found that metaphors for leadership and church planting over the last few decades have arisen dominantly out of male narratives. Much of…

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

    The Curse of Genesis 3: A Lament

    Gail Wallace

    In doing some research on Genesis 3, I came upon this provocative poem by Carmen J. Bryant: God said to man, “The earth…

    Biblical Equality

    On John Piper & Manhood

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    At the beginning of March one of our readers wrote in and asked this question: "I recently watched a video regarding The Gospel…

    Women and the Bible

    The Queen & the Cupbearer: Connections between Esther & Nehemiah

    Gail Wallace

    Although the book of Nehemiah has long been one of my favorite bible stories, it was only recently that I noticed an interesting…

    Biblical Equality, Women and Relationships

    One Mother’s Thoughts On Raising a Son

    Beth Wartick

    My son is six months old. He is, in my completely unbiased opinion, a perfect little baby. He smiles and coos and rolls…

    Personal Stories, Women and Relationships

    Co-Pastoring & Marriage: 5 Things That Helped Us Survive It All

    Shawna Songer Gaines

    My pastor friends ask, "How can you work with another co-pastor?" My married friends ask, "How can work with your spouse?" To be…

    Women and the Bible

    What You Need to Know About Bathsheba

    Dalaina May

    Like many other children raised in the church, I grew up hearing the famous stories of Scripture. Noah’s ark, Samson’s strength, and Gideon’s…

    Biblical Equality, Personal Stories, Women and the Bible

    Whispers of Hope and Subversion in the Old Testament

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    It may seem strange that I became an egalitarian through the back door of Old Testament patriarchal culture and history. But it worked…

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