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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.

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    What I Would Tell My 12-Year-Old Self About Gender Roles

    Andrea Heinrichs

    It wasn’t until I started attending a private Christian school as a 12-year-old that I became aware of the spectrum of views regarding…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Intervention of Zipporah: Protector of Moses

    Lydia Leigh

    One of the things I love about the Bible is that has so much to say about the ability and calling of women…

    Women and the Church

    How to Walk Through a Door When a Woman Holds It Open

    Megan Pritchett

    We don’t know how to walk through a door when a woman holds it open. We’re so conditioned to receive teaching and leadership…

    Women and the Church

    Why We Need to Talk about Domestic Violence

    Gail Wallace

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I hadn’t intended to write about it. Aside from helping a friend through a horrible situation…

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

    1 Timothy 2: Paul’s Original Language, Timothy’s Original Context

    Bob Edwards

    Throughout history, the church has been characterized by a male-dominated social hierarchy. This worldview has been so pervasive that some even consider it…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Why We Should Pray like Hannah!

    Monica Robison

    During my freshman year at a conservative Christian high school, my keyboarding teacher suddenly fell ill. That week, after our regularly scheduled chapel…

    Women and the Church

    Women and Men: Co-Creators from the Beginning

    Cindy Brandt

    This task, to make beautiful things, is for both genders. But for centuries the world has given men the entire landscape and limited…

    Women and the Church

    Chanting for Change in the Coptic Church

    Mariam Youssef

    I was born to Coptic parents who moved to America from Egypt because of the increasing persecution against Christians. Growing up, my family’s…

    Women and the Church

    Women in Church Leadership Isn’t a Secondary Issue

    Kate Dewhurst

    When a friend of mine asked me to screen sponsorship mail for a local non-profit, I was expecting to be deeply moved. But…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The New Wine of the Kingdom: Equality in the Church

    Brian Wiele

    … no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.” Jesus in…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Becoming a Champion of Women: One Pastor’s Journey

    Larry Walkemeyer

    I have recently arrived at a new place in my approach to the subject of women in ministry. While I am not proud…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Were the Twelve Apostles all Male?

    Margaret Mowczko

    An argument often brought up in discussions about women in church leadership is that Jesus’ twelve apostles[1] were all male, and, because there…

    Women and the Church

    10 Ways Male Privilege Shows Up in the Church

    Gail Wallace

    Part of a conversation overheard at Starbucks: “You’re a white American male with a college degree. The world is your oyster - don’t…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    More than Two Paths to Egalitarianism?

    Gail Wallace

    last week Tim presented some thoughts about two different paths people sometimes take to get to an egalitarian perspective: the path of "rights"…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Two Paths to Affirming Women’s Ordination

    Tim Peck

    With the Church of England’s recent vote to begin ordaining women as bishops, the issue of women’s ordination has once again been in…

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