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    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…

    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 Church

    I Don’t Believe in Men in Ministry

    Patrick Oden

    There’s a curious little story in the book of Acts about a man who wanted to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit.…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Why We Need More Women Pastors

    Karen Strand Winslow

    The power of exposure and custom—and the lack thereof—etches deep marks in our inner beings. We associate pastoring with men because the pastors…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Three Reasons I Believe Men and Women are Equal Co-laborers in God’s Kingdom

    Dave Johnson

    Today Dave Johnson, Lead Pastor of Neighborhood Christian Fellowship (a Wesleyan church in Southern California) writes about his belief in biblical equality. His…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    More Than Footnotes Part 4: Women Leaders in the American Colonies

    Michael Wiltshire

    Here is the fourth and final installment of "More than Footnotes" a series on influential women in church history. With the influence of…

    Women and the Church

    More than Footnotes Part 2: Women in Medieval Christianity

    Michael Wiltshire

    Here is Part 2 in our series on women in church history. According to the small handful of literate monks, bishops, and noblemen…

    Women and the Church

    They Say the Church is “Too Feminine”

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    The claim that the Church is "too feminine" has come around again recently, from both the Evangelical and Catholic camps, and it makes…

    Personal Stories

    Women in Church Leadership: A Personal Story

    Janelle Saaybe

    I grew up with parents who loved God in a truly relational way. Church was important, I spent most days of the week…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Why Women Matter: The Church as the Face of God

    Megan Wildhood

    Though there are probably as many conceptions of “primary issues” for the Church as there are churches, a typical list is easily constructed.…

    Women and the Church

    How to Walk Through a Door When a Woman Holds It Open

    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…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Becoming a Champion of Women: One Pastor’s Journey

    Larry Walkemeyer

    I have recently arrived at a new place in my approach to the subject of women in ministry. While I am not proud…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    The Logic of Galatians 3:28

    Tim Peck

    Both egalitarians and complementarians try to grapple with Paul’s words in Galatians 3:28 in their own ways. However, sometimes we do not look…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    “But What About 1 Timothy 2:12?” Ten Talking Points

    Gail Wallace

    1 Timothy 2:12 continues to be an obstacle that prevents churches from moving toward a more robust theology of women. Read…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Hope Rekindled: Giving My First Sermon

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    Last Sunday I preached for the first time in my own church. I had preached before - but never for the church I…

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