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    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Jesus Found Me

    Heather Penny

      One of my favorite stories is when Jesus heals a man who had been born blind since birth. After Jesus heals him,…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    The Case of the Reluctant Feminist

    Jerri Dyer

    I don’t really like to identify myself as a feminist. I am - to borrow and slightly modify our priest’s description of herself…

    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…

    Personal Stories

    They Gave Me a Box

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    For when I offered them this voice that you had given me When I offered them these hands that you had strengthened When…

    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…

    General

    What Equality in Christ Means for Men

    Bob Edwards

    As a man and a Christian, I’ve been given some heavy burdens. In a society characterized by a long history of male privilege,…

    Biblical Equality

    Do Men Really Need to “Govern” Women?

    Bob Edwards

    “Governing,” according to this document, is exclusively a man’s role. This begs the question, if you are a complementarian man, why do you…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Let My People Go: The Impact of Patriarchy in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Patriarchy is an oppressive cultural norm with a history that predates Christianity. Fortunately, it is fading from our global community. Unfortunately, it persists…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Becoming a Pastor Made a Woman Out of Me

    Abigail Gaines

    The more I embrace being a pastor, the more I give the church the opportunity to experience both the masculine and feminine heart…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    The Origins of Sexism in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Is the doctrine of male authority in the church “God-ordained,” or does it have a more human origin? To answer this question, I’d…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Becoming an Egalitarian in Greek Class

    Meredith Miller

    You're in for a treat today as Junia Project blogger Meredith and her husband Curtis share the story of how he came to…

    Women and the Church

    Gender Roles vs. Spiritual Roles in the Body of Christ

    Ruthie Johnson

    God points to our role and relationship in the Church being defined through a spiritual identity, not a biological one. Read…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    No Middle Ground for Women in the Church

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    There was a time I tried to keep both a hierarchical view of authority in the church and a freedom for women to…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Gender Hierarchy isn’t the Reason I Left Evangelical Christianity, but…

    Marianne Mandujano

    I was raised by egalitarian parents and my first meeting with gender division in the Church was when I was studying theology at…

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