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Women and the Church

Study biblical equality in the church, looking at topics like women in church leadership, sexism and gender inequality, women in church history, and ways to advocate for change.

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Footnoted: Was the Bible Written Only for Men? Part 1

    Rebecca Card-Hyatt

    After reading the ESV New Testament, I couldn’t ignore the word adelphoi. The accompanying footnote that appeared 135 times is forever imprinted on…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    The Incomplete Gospel of Biblical Womanhood

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I am a single Christian woman who is working to support myself. What does the complementarian message say to someone like me?”

    Women and the Church

    5 (Dead) Men Every Egalitarian Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    "My best men are women!" Here is a short list of men who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before…

    Women and the Church

    5 (Dead) Women Every Egalitarian Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    Here is a short list of women who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before Betty Friedan and The Feminine…

    Women and the Church

    An Immodest Proposal to Fixing the Church: Let Women Run It

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Even though it is extreme, having women run the Church for ten years is an intriguing proposal. It calls into question what we…

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

    Masters and Slaves, Husbands and Wives

    Bob Edwards

    Husband and wives or masters and slaves? Today’s theologians do not continue to justify racial slavery on the basis of Canaan’s curse, yet…

    Women and the Church

    6 Reasons to Include Women Elders on Your Church Board: Part 2

    Gail Wallace

    In the end, you see, it’s not about effectiveness, although adding women to your church board will certainly have an impact on that.…

    Women and the Church

    6 Reasons to Include Women Elders on Your Church Board: Part 1

    Gail Wallace

    Contrary to what you may have heard, egalitarians do NOT believe men and women are "the same". We are keenly aware of the…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Why I am a Feminist and an Egalitarian (And Why They Aren’t the Same Thing)

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Feminism vs Egalitarianism I am both a feminist and a biblical egalitarian.  These two are not the same. In fact, I believe that…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    The Deceived Shall Teach our Children?

    Laura Ziesel

    One day I was leaving my Christian Ethics class, having just discussed masculinity, industrialization, and lots of other great stuff.  On my way…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A Place for All Women in the Church?

    Heather Penny

    I recently turned 43, and the 40s bring a sense of clarity that eludes us in our 20s and 30s (I’ll probably say…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Why I Am Womanist & Feminist (and it has nothing to do with hating men)

    Khristi Adams

    Now is not the time to blame women or consistently accuse us of complaining, ranting and raving and hating men. For many of…

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

    Lost In Translation: A Look at 1 Timothy 2:12-15

    Bob Edwards

    In Lost in Translation, Part 1, Bob showed that some words in the Bible are translated differently when they refer to women as…

    Women and the Church

    5 Things I Wish Male Egalitarian Pastors Would Do

    Meredith Miller

    Dear Male Egalitarian Pastors, I have something I need to tell you, and it’s a bit tough to say. Before I do, I…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Lost In Translation: Phoebe, Servant or Minister?

    Bob Edwards

    Though inequality makes some of my complementarian friends uneasy, they hold fast to their beliefs nonetheless. They do this, some tell me, because…

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