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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

    A Complementarian View of Justice?

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Last week, I attended The Justice Conference that was held here in Los Angeles. I have to say up front that it was…

    Women and the Church

    I Didn’t Go to Church Today…

    Gail Wallace

    I didn’t go to church today. I didn't go to church because...my church is still asking “what should women be allowed to do?”…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    When God Calls a Complementarian Woman into Ministry

    April Fiet

    The word “Complementarian” is a loaded word that immediately raises defenses. By way of explanation for those who are unfamiliar with the term,…

    Women and the Church

    I am a woman

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    I am a woman   I am not a sex object I am not an afterthought I am not a toy I am…

    Women and the Church

    What Does the Gospel Make Possible for Women Today?

    Suzanne Burden

    100 years ago I could not have voted in the United States,” I told the pastor sitting across from me. “But I believe…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Church

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb: What Does Paul Mean by Authority (Authentein)

    Gail Wallace

    In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some…

    Women and the Church

    5 Black Women in History Every Egalitarian Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    I recently came across information about the contributions of black women preachers in the 19th century to the quest for gender equality in…

    Women and the Church

    So God Created Man: Battling Gender Microaggressions

    Sam Vaudrey

    “Sam, when you say, ‘May the best man win,’ you imply in a small way that the best person in whatever situation will…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The Power of Your Story

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    A culture is built around the stories it tells. After telling my story of spiritual abuse and marginalization as a woman leader in…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Becoming a Pastor Made a Woman Out of Me

    Abigail Gaines

    The more I embrace being a pastor, the more I give the church the opportunity to experience both the masculine and feminine heart…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    The Origins of Sexism in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Is the doctrine of male authority in the church “God-ordained,” or does it have a more human origin? To answer this question, I’d…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Fierce and Feminine

    Cayla Pruett

    Fierce and feminine. Despite widespread perception, deeply embedded associations and centuries of conditioning, these two words are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they are…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    How to Preach to Women

    Karina Kreminski

    Here are some things to take into account as we think about the question “What are some things to keep in mind when…

    Women and the Church

    Gender Roles vs. Spiritual Roles in the Body of Christ

    Ruthie Johnson

    God points to our role and relationship in the Church being defined through a spiritual identity, not a biological one. Read…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Footnoted: Was the Bible Written Only for Men? Part 2

    Rebecca Card-Hyatt

    In Part One Rebecca wrote about how the Greek word “adelphoi” has been intentionally translated as “brothers” rather than as “brothers and sisters”…

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