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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

    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…

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

    5 Myths of Male Headship

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

      I sat down across the table from her. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and I was excited to catch…

    Women and the Church

    There is Still Time to Be a Defiant Woman

    Sarah Schwartz

    “If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don't worry, there is still time." Clarissa Pinkola Estes Let them call…

    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…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Jesus Found Me

    Heather Penny

      One of my favorite stories is when Jesus heals a man who had been born blind since birth. After Jesus heals him,…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Women and Church Politics: Living Outside the Bubble

    Shawna Songer Gaines

    I never thought I would ever write a book about politics! But as my husband (and co-pastor) and I led our congregation through…

    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 / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    We Need You, Brothers

    Kelly Ladd Bishop

    I used to work for a church that went through the tedious process of changing the church bylaws to allow for the full…

    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…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    The Case of the Reluctant Feminist

    Jerri Dyer

    I don’t really like to identify myself as a feminist. I am - to borrow and slightly modify our priest’s description of herself…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Men Can Fight Sexism

    Allison Quient

    Are you a man who is discontent with just believing women should be treated fairly? Are you ready to do something? Here are…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    Miss & Carry: Towards a Theology of Unrealized Motherhood

    Hannah Helms

    In this personal and moving post, guest author Hannah Helms makes the case that the Church needs a better theology to address the…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Developing Ideas of Equality

    Terry Cunningham

    My first official contact with women struggling for equality was as a young reporter. Some women had chained themselves to the front of…

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