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sexism and gender equality in the church

    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…

    Women and the Church

    Second Wave Feminism

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Welcome to the third installment of Feminist Friday! Today’s topic is second wave feminism. The revolutionary nature of second wave feminism is what…

    Women and the Church

    The Magic of Equality: Biblical Feminism

    Marissa Black

    It's Monday! Here's another personal story from a Christian who identifies in some way as a feminist. We hope that hearing these stories…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Reflections on Faith, Feminism, & Identity

    Megan Pritchett

    Just over a year ago, I interviewed thirteen Christian women about their understandings of faith, gender, and feminism for my senior thesis sociology…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    On Being a Jesus Feminist

    Beth Wartick

    From the editor: On Mondays this month we’re sharing personal stories of Christian women who identify in some way as feminists. We hope…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Differing Views on Wedding Traditions

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I really don't like weddings. They're just not my thing. For the most part, I don't like attending them, I don't like being…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Things Egalitarian Marriage is Not

    Robin Rhine McDonald

    I have had many conversations about the egalitarian perspective of marriage with friends, family, and others. Some have been great discussions where, even…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Confusing “Equality” with “Sameness”: A Complementarian Misconception

    Bob Edwards

    Time after time, I’ve read complementarian literature that seems to misunderstand what is meant by biblical equality for women and men. The heart…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    Chanting for Change in the Coptic Church

    Mariam Youssef

    I was born to Coptic parents who moved to America from Egypt because of the increasing persecution against Christians. Growing up, my family’s…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Male Privilege Shows Up in the Church

    Gail Wallace

    Part of a conversation overheard at Starbucks: “You’re a white American male with a college degree. The world is your oyster - don’t…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Two Paths to Affirming Women’s Ordination

    Tim Peck

    With the Church of England’s recent vote to begin ordaining women as bishops, the issue of women’s ordination has once again been in…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Phebe Willets: (Woman) Preacher of the 1700s

    Charity Johnson

    The most prominent of my ancestors was a cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1930), who brought Quakerism to a famous schism in North America. Though…

    Women and the Church

    Really? You Listened to a Woman?

    Gail Wallace

    When my friend Melissa asked the discussion question, I wanted to shrink into the floor. “What do you need to confess?” she said.…

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