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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.

    "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…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Women & Leadership in Sacramental Churches

    Tim Peck

    When I was a pastor in the nondenominational world, most conversations around gender and church leadership revolved around whether women should preach from…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    Is Marriage a Ministry Qualification?

    Leslie Anneliz Moreno

    A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a woman while at a social gathering. In the course of our conversation…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    I Don’t Believe in Men in Ministry

    Patrick Oden

    There’s a curious little story in the book of Acts about a man who wanted to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit.…

    Women and the Church

    What the World Needs Now is Christian Feminism

    Karen Tatis

    Until recently, if I were to be asked if I was a feminist, my reply would have been a noncommittal, “Not really.” Of…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Why We Need More Women Pastors

    Karen Strand Winslow

    The power of exposure and custom—and the lack thereof—etches deep marks in our inner beings. We associate pastoring with men because the pastors…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    3 Reasons to Be a Feminist

    Kim Hunt

    From the editor: We had so many wonderful submissions that we've extended our series of personal stories of Christian women who identify as…

    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…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    More Than Footnotes Part 4: Women Leaders in the American Colonies

    Michael Wiltshire

    Here is the fourth and final installment of "More than Footnotes" a series on influential women in church history. With the influence of…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    “Feminist” Is Not a Dirty Word

    Buki Alabi

    On Mondays we’re sharing personal stories of Christian women who identify as feminists. We hope that hearing these stories will broaden our understanding…

    Women and the Church

    Second Wave Feminism

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Welcome to the third installment of Feminist Friday! Today’s topic is second wave feminism. The revolutionary nature of second wave feminism is what…

    Women and the Church

    The Magic of Equality: Biblical Feminism

    Marissa Black

    It's Monday! Here's another personal story from a Christian who identifies in some way as a feminist. We hope that hearing these stories…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Reflections on Faith, Feminism, & Identity

    Megan Pritchett

    Just over a year ago, I interviewed thirteen Christian women about their understandings of faith, gender, and feminism for my senior thesis sociology…

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