After a recent software update your subscriber notifications started coming from WordPress instead of from The Junia Project. This means recent email notifications may have gone straight to your spam folder, or you might not have opened them – as was the case with two of our own family members! We think the issue has been resolved now, so are trying it out by resending the links to last week’s posts along with a brief excerpt for those of you who might have missed them. If you’ve already seen them, no need to read on!
They Gave Me a Box by Kate Wallace
“So, with anticipation I presented myself to them,
Only to be confused by their response
For when I offered them this voice that you had given me
When I offered them these hands that you had strengthened
When I offered them these feet that you had guided
They gave me a box..”
How to Walk Through a Door When a Woman Holds it Open by Megan Pritchett
“We don’t know how to walk through a door when a woman holds it open.
We’re so conditioned to receive teaching and leadership from men in official church positions that it can feel awkward when the message comes through a different medium. I can count on one hand the number of female pastors I’ve heard preach, and I spent most of their sermon time focused on how they got to the pulpit instead of what they say from it.
So just as we learn how to behave as “ladies” and “gentlemen” when we are out in public spaces, we must learn how to follow women leaders. As with any socialization, this learning needs to be intentional (and even subversive) if we hope to change the traditional and gendered ways of structuring our church communities. Here are some ideas for how we can change church culture.”
More new content coming up this week! Thanks for your patience as we work this technical issue out.
Latest posts by Gail Wallace (see all)
- Did Jesus Spend Most of His Time with Just 12 Men? - March 28, 2018
- BEST OF 2017: OUR TOP TEN POSTS - January 2, 2018
- The Women Who Stood Near the Cross - April 14, 2017