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Women and the Bible

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    Women and the Bible

    Shallum’s Daughters: Builders of the Wall

    Leigh Powers

    It’s just one line from a single verse in the third chapter of Nehemiah, but it fascinates me: Shallum, son of Hallohesh, ruler…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Why I Support Women in Church Leadership – in 30 Seconds

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I was recently asked to summarize why I support women in church leadership in thirty seconds or less. This was my response… Deborah…

    Women and the Bible

    The Promise of Pentecost: Your Sons and Daughters Will Prophesy

    Lydia Leigh

    When I first heard the story of Pentecost it was painted to me as the Holy Spirit empowering the 12 apostles to step…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Women Enter Boldly: The Torn Veil & Direct Access to God

    Carrie Fernandez

      Do Not Enter, Employees Only, Faculty Only, Keep Out, Staff Only Beyond This Point, No Entry: Ticket Holders Only, No Trespassing, Members…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving the Church When the Sexism was Too Much

    Kimberly Peeler-Ringer

    A lot of Black women occupy pews in churches that privilege maleness, and even teach and uphold certain cultural norms from an ancient…

    Women and the Bible

    Women of Advent: A Vulnerable Genealogy

    Cara Strickland

    Recently, I heard a sermon preached almost entirely on Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew. I was visiting a church I attended in my youth,…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Women in The Image Of God: Not Just a Creation Story

    Gail Wallace

    I have a granddaughter who loves to be read to. When I start reading she pays close attention, but sometimes when we get…

    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…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Made in the Image of a God Who Doesn’t Look Like Me

    Kayla Blair

    My family doesn’t look like a family in a lot of ways.  Meaning, we don’t look like one another.  At all. We are…

    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…

    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…

    "Notorious" Passages / Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    5 Reasons to Stop Using 1 Timothy 2:12 Against Women

    Gail Wallace

    Hundreds of pages have been written on this chapter, with almost as many interpretations, proving this to be one of the least understood…

    Women and the Bible

    Athaliah & Jehosheba: Rebellion & Redemption in the Old Testament

    Lydia Leigh

    Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel and King Ahab of Israel. Her marriage to King Jehoram of Judah was a political alliance that…

    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…

    "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…

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