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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

    The Queen & the Cupbearer: Connections between Esther & Nehemiah

    Gail Wallace

    Although the book of Nehemiah has long been one of my favorite bible stories, it was only recently that I noticed an interesting…

    Women and the Bible

    What You Need to Know About Bathsheba

    Dalaina May

    Like many other children raised in the church, I grew up hearing the famous stories of Scripture. Noah’s ark, Samson’s strength, and Gideon’s…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    Whispers of Hope and Subversion in the Old Testament

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    It may seem strange that I became an egalitarian through the back door of Old Testament patriarchal culture and history. But it worked…

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

    Three Reasons I Believe Men and Women are Equal Co-laborers in God’s Kingdom

    Dave Johnson

    Today Dave Johnson, Lead Pastor of Neighborhood Christian Fellowship (a Wesleyan church in Southern California) writes about his belief in biblical equality. His…

    Women and the Bible

    The Commissioning of Mary Magdalene

    Heidi Strate

    This moment would become the very cornerstone of our faith. Preached in millions of sermons, proclaimed in every nation and tongue, written about…

    Women and the Bible

    The Anointing of Jesus at Bethany

    Kay Bonikowsky

    This week we are pleased to bring you three Easter reflections on women disciples who were an integral part of Jesus' live and…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    More than Footnotes Part 1: Women in Early Church History

    Michael Wiltshire

    Many Christians have inherited the supposition that the Church has been built on the backs of men. Masculine, courageous, and often oddly wigged…

    Women and the Bible

    6 Great Studies on Women in the Bible for Groups: 2015 Edition

    Gail Wallace

    Kate and I are away at a conference and were not planning to write any new posts this week, but then this email…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Mary and Martha: Sister vs. Sister?

    Carole Jeanne Bate

    I really never understood the sister relationship. I grew up as the only daughter and only granddaughter on both sides of my family.…

    Women and the Bible

    Rahab’s Role in Our Redemption

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    The story of Jericho is a gruesome one. When the Israelites took the city they destroyed the inhabitants, men, women, children, and animals,…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Mary Magdalene: 5 Things You Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    There is no evidence in the bible or church history to suggest that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or the wife of Jesus.…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Intervention of Zipporah: Protector of Moses

    Lydia Leigh

    One of the things I love about the Bible is that has so much to say about the ability and calling of women…

    "Notorious" Passages / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    The Proverbs 31 Woman and Me

    Hannah Helms

    I have a confession to make. I don’t have a problem with the Proverbs 31 Woman. One of the upsides to growing up…

    Women and the Bible

    The Midwives vs. Pharaoh in Exodus: A Question of Power

    Craig Anderson

    One of our goals this year is to publish more content that enriches our understanding of women in the bible and their importance…

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

    1 Timothy 2: Paul’s Original Language, Timothy’s Original Context

    Bob Edwards

    Throughout history, the church has been characterized by a male-dominated social hierarchy. This worldview has been so pervasive that some even consider it…

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