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    Women and the Church

    Can Men Be Pastors?

    Tim Ritter

    Can men be pastors? Can Christian men be teachers, preachers, elders, seminary professors, Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, small group leaders, police officers,…

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

    A God With Two Hands: Reflecting on Gender Equality

    Stephen Waldron

    In a recent Christians for Biblical Equality blog post, Kevin Giles showed how people used the Bible to justify slavery in a way that…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    No Words: A Lament for Women

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    When I was looking at the worship life of the American church, I noticed that lament, and something like the book of Lamentations,…

    Women and the Church

    The New Shame: Why Gender Equality Is Still Worth Fighting For

    Mandi Cherico

    “Are there really that many hurting women in the Church?” I was a freshman at a Christian college when one of my professors…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    7 Ways to Practice Gender Equality in Your Church

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    At times I have been frustrated by the number of churches that claim egalitarian theology, but are not actually practicing it. I’ve been…

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

    Wives and Husbands in 1 Peter: Who is the Weaker Vessel?

    Heather Celoria

    Certain passages in 1 Peter are sometimes used to support the idea of hierarchy in Christian marriage, but a closer look reveals that…

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

    The Quick Start Guide to Equality in Genesis

    Hannah Thompson

    The creation accounts in Genesis are of utmost importance when discussing gender relations within the Church. “Creation order” is a foundational claim of…

    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…

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

    Mentoring in the Church: Apollo had Priscilla, Phoebe had Paul

    Bev Murrill

    Empowered by higher education and the willingness of thinking people to judge others on their merits rather than their plumbing, more women are…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Men Can Fight Sexism

    Allison Quient

    Are you a man who is discontent with just believing women should be treated fairly? Are you ready to do something? Here are…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Developing Ideas of Equality

    Terry Cunningham

    My first official contact with women struggling for equality was as a young reporter. Some women had chained themselves to the front 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 / Women and the Church

    3 Reasons to Be a Feminist

    Kim Hunt

    From the editor: We had so many wonderful submissions that we've extended our series of personal stories of Christian women who identify as…

    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…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    “Feminist” Is Not a Dirty Word

    Buki Alabi

    On Mondays we’re sharing personal stories of Christian women who identify as feminists. We hope that hearing these stories will broaden our understanding…

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