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Women and the Bible

Learn more about women in the Bible, Jesus and women, Paul and women, how translation impacts our understanding, and how the Bible deals with topics like gender, power, and hierarchy.

    Women and the Bible

    Revisiting the Woman at the Well in John 4

    Gail Wallace

    The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well is told in chapter 4 of the Gospel of John. It comes…

    Women and the Bible

    3 New Testament Female Leaders: Phoebe, Junia, Prisca

    Ian Hyde

    I’ve had many great conversations with my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, many of whom disagree with my belief that in Rom.…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Seeing Myself in the Texts of Terror

    Hannah Gaddini

    The other day I happened to go through some old writings from college and I stumbled upon something. It was a reflection I…

    Women and the Bible

    Did Jesus Spend Most of His Time with Just 12 Men?

    Gail Wallace

    An argument often used to restrict women from church leadership is that Jesus spent most of his time on earth investing in a…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    To My Friend Who Believes in “Biblical Gender Roles”

    Christi Rooke

    I wrote this note to a friend who continues to believe in "Biblical gender roles" and thought it might be encouraging and helpful…

    Women and the Bible

    Jesus & the Women of the Gospels

    Julia Matallana-Freedman

    Sometimes I still believe the myths. You know, the soft rumblings of that devilish voice that says, “you don’t have much to offer…

    Women and the Bible

    The Women Who Stood Near the Cross

    Gail Wallace

    “Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and Salome. When Jesus was…

    Women and the Bible

    Male-Female: Equality in the Gospel of Luke

    Gail Wallace

    When we view scripture from the 30,000 foot level we see it moving in the direction of a more equal partnership of men…

    Women and the Bible

    Advent and the Agency of Mary

    Jamie Arpin-Ricci

    Few women in the Bible are more interesting, inspiring and the focus of devotion as Mary, mother of Jesus. With the Advent season…

    Women and the Bible

    Women are in God’s Story – Do You See them?

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    “No one is on the periphery of God’s story”. That’s how the pastor at the church I attended last Sunday started his very well…

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

    4 Truths About Women in the Church

    Krysti Wilkinson

    Sometimes I find it amusing that our churches of today seem to be more anti-women than the Bible is. We doubt women’s ability…

    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…

    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…

    Women and the Bible

    6 Great Studies on Women of the Bible: 2016 Edition

    Gail Wallace

    We often get requests for curriculum that supports the egalitarian view of women as full and equal partners in marriage and ministry. So…

    Women and the Bible

    Paul’s Egalitarian Reading of the Old Testament

    Gail Wallace

    For years I struggled with my relationship with the apostle Paul. On the one hand, as a teenager, I was completely taken with…

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