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    Women and the Church

    Stumbling Over Women: Stones of Remembrance

    Gail Wallace

    On a recent tour of Germany I came across the Stolpersteine Project. Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small brass-plated blocks or stones embedded into…

    Women and the Church

    Women in Church History: Footnoted and Forgotten?

    Michael Wiltshire

    Women have always played a crucial role in the establishment of the Christian church, but I’ve noticed that their contributions are often footnoted…

    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 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…

    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…

    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…

    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 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 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.…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    Phebe Willets: (Woman) Preacher of the 1700s

    Charity Johnson

    The most prominent of my ancestors was a cousin, Elias Hicks (1748-1930), who brought Quakerism to a famous schism in North America. Though…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    On 1 Corinthians 14 & Women’s Silence in Church

    Mark Kubo

    It is all too easy for the loudest and most prolific voices to dominate what a young Christian hears about gender relationships in…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    “But What About 1 Timothy 2:12?” Ten Talking Points

    Gail Wallace

    1 Timothy 2:12 continues to be an obstacle that prevents churches from moving toward a more robust theology of women. Read…

    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…

    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…

    Women and the Church

    5 (Dead) Men Every Egalitarian Should Know

    Gail Wallace

    "My best men are women!" Here is a short list of men who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before…

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