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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 Church

    5 Ways to Support Emerging Women Leaders in the Church

    Alicia McClintic

    In church leadership, men occupy a position of default; women occupy a position of difference. When we open a Word doc on our…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    How to Raise a Girl Today to be a Pastor Tomorrow

    Elizabeth Graham

    Shaping future pastors doesn’t begin with college, or even a call. It begins at birth. It begins with parents and church families who…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    If You Give a Woman a Bible…

    Laura Atwater

    "If You Give a Woman a Bible" is a Top 3 Winner for The Junia Project's 2017 blog contest. Laura Atwater cleverly uses…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A God Who Calls Women to Pastor

    Teanna Sunberg

    It is Friday afternoon and my 14-year old folds her tall frame into the passenger seat. “Mom, I am so angry.” Uh-oh. My…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    This is What a Leader Looks Like: Natalia Alvarez

    Naomi Hall

    “This is What a Leader Looks Like” is a series adapted from an interview project on women in leadership conducted by Naomi Hall. Naomi…

    Women and the Church

    Resources for Women Preachers

    Gail Wallace

    In this process of learning to preach it has been important to me to hear what other women preachers have to say. I’m…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor’s Husband

    Jacob Gaines

    The Junia Project recently published an article written by my wife entitled, A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor. The unfortunate…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    A Day in the Life of a Female Pastor

    Abigail Gaines

    Most mornings I wake up to a certain heaviness in my body. I feel it from the inside out. It is as if…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    This Chair: One Woman’s Journey to Seminary

    Megan Westra

    Northern Seminary student Megan Westra recently posted a reflection on Facebook about starting classes for her Master of Divinity degree. We asked her…

    Women and the Church

    10 Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Pastors

    Gail Wallace

    "A man's place is in the army." So starts David M. Scholer's satirical list of reasons why men shouldn't be pastors. Most of…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Thoughts From a Feminist Asian Dad

    Eugene Hung

    I’m a feminist. But I haven’t always been. Through much of my life I’ve been a pretty nice guy – thoughtful, sensitive to…

    Women and the Church

    Do I Stay or Do I Leave? A Dilemma for Women in the Church

    Teri Ruonavaara King

    Earlier this year we shared a guest post titled "Why I'm at a Church That Doesn't Support Gender Equality". The post led to…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    Stumbling Over Women: Stones of Remembrance

    Gail Wallace

    On a recent tour of Germany I came across the Stolpersteine Project. Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small brass-plated blocks or stones embedded into…

    Women and the Church

    Why Women Make Excellent Church Planters

    Karina Kreminski

    Most church planting conferences, books, and leaders that I interact with assume that church planters will be male. Moreover, there are some movements…

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