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You Are Not Alone! Read first-hand stories of women and men on the journey towards egalitarianism.

    Personal Stories

    How to Be Egalitarian with a Complementarian Spouse

    Halley Watson Kim

    How to Be Egalitarian with a Complementarian Spouse. Well you cry a lot, sometimes, especially in the beginning. You both get mad and…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    If You Give a Woman a Bible…

    Laura Atwater

    "If You Give a Woman a Bible" is a Top 3 Winner for The Junia Project's 2017 blog contest. Laura Atwater cleverly uses…

    Personal Stories

    Supermodels, Businesswomen, and Apostles

    Becky Castle Miller

    This post is a Top 3 Winner for The Junia Project's 2017 blog contest. "It was an American supermodel who first showed me…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A God Who Calls Women to Pastor

    Teanna Sunberg

    It is Friday afternoon and my 14-year old folds her tall frame into the passenger seat. “Mom, I am so angry.” Uh-oh. My…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    This is What a Leader Looks Like: Natalia Alvarez

    Naomi Hall

    “This is What a Leader Looks Like” is a series adapted from an interview project on women in leadership conducted by Naomi Hall. Naomi…

    Personal Stories

    This is What a Leader Looks Like: Back Country Edition

    Naomi Hall

    “This is What a Leader Looks Like” is a series adapted from an interview project on women in leadership conducted by Naomi Hall. Naomi…

    Personal Stories

    This is What a Leader Looks Like: Seminary Professor Edition

    Naomi Hall

    Welcome to "This is What a Leader Looks Like", a series adapted from an interview project conducted by Naomi Hall. Naomi recently served…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor’s Husband

    Jacob Gaines

    The Junia Project recently published an article written by my wife entitled, A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor. The unfortunate…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor

    Abigail Gaines

    Most mornings I wake up to a certain heaviness in my body. I feel it from the inside out. It is as if…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    This Chair: One Woman’s Journey to Seminary

    Megan Westra

    Northern Seminary student Megan Westra recently posted a reflection on Facebook about starting classes for her Master of Divinity degree. We asked her…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Thoughts From a Feminist Asian Dad

    Eugene Hung

    I’m a feminist. But I haven’t always been. Through much of my life I’ve been a pretty nice guy – thoughtful, sensitive to…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    Egalitarian Marriage: More Than An Equal Division of Roles

    Hannah Helms

    On the third Wednesday of each month I set up camp in a conference room at the hospital where I work. I set…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Directing Godspell with a Female Jesus

    Amelia Haas

      “Do you care if Jesus is a righty or a lefty?” Jasmine Myers asks during a rehearsal for Godspell. She’s just finished…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    Snapshot of a Traditional Egalitarian Marriage

    Gail Wallace

      Today would have been my parent’s 61st wedding anniversary. Mom passed away from complications due to Alzheimer’s two years ago and significant…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    What I Learned about Being an Advocate for Women in Seminary

    Karen Gonzalez

    “The devil is among us here at our seminary: women are being told they can preach.” Those were the first words of a…

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