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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

    More than Footnotes Part 2: Women in Medieval Christianity

    Michael Wiltshire

    Here is Part 2 in our series on women in church history. According to the small handful of literate monks, bishops, and noblemen…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    On Being a Jesus Feminist

    Beth Wartick

    From the editor: On Mondays this month we’re sharing personal stories of Christian women who identify in some way as feminists. We hope…

    Women and the Church

    Origins & First Wave Feminism

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Christians don't know very much about feminism. It's one of our "knowledge blind spots". This wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, except that…

    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 Church

    An Accidental Advocate (in one of the worst places in the world to be a woman)

    Hannah Gaddini

    Four months after hearing the term “egalitarian” for the first time, I found myself preaching on gender-equality. I was visiting the Democratic Republic…

    Biblical Equality / Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Differing Views on Wedding Traditions

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I really don't like weddings. They're just not my thing. For the most part, I don't like attending them, I don't like being…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    6 Things Egalitarian Marriage is Not

    Robin Rhine McDonald

    I have had many conversations about the egalitarian perspective of marriage with friends, family, and others. Some have been great discussions where, even…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    “No Representation & No Invitation”: To Be Asked the Question

    Cayla Pruett

    She was lovely, a school teacher for impressionable third-graders, and every bit as gracious as you would hope for the person caring for…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Confusing “Equality” with “Sameness”: A Complementarian Misconception

    Bob Edwards

    Time after time, I’ve read complementarian literature that seems to misunderstand what is meant by biblical equality for women and men. The heart…

    Women and the Church

    They Say the Church is “Too Feminine”

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    The claim that the Church is "too feminine" has come around again recently, from both the Evangelical and Catholic camps, and it makes…

    Women and the Church

    5 Reasons Not to Use Gender-Based Jokes in the Pulpit

    Rob Dixon

    Recently, a friend mentioned his pastor's habit of occasionally peppering his sermons with gender-based jokes. You know what I mean, the quips about…

    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 Relationships / Women and the Church

    Proverbs 18:22 & Male Entitlement in Dating

    Khristi Adams

    I used to hear this passage preached a lot at relationship conferences or those times when a pastor started a series on relationships…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Why Women Matter: The Church as the Face of God

    Megan Wildhood

    Though there are probably as many conceptions of “primary issues” for the Church as there are churches, a typical list is easily constructed.…

    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.…

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