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Who made me into the advocate for women that I am today, writing these blogposts for Christians for Biblical Equality?
I’ve sometimes given credit to strangers who catcalled me, or middle school boys who bullied me for being too smart. These experiences made me empathize with the mistreatment of other girls and women.
But the truth is, I wouldn’t have been upset by this if the vast majority of men and women in my life hadn’t convinced me that I was worthy of equal treatment. I wouldn’t be an intelligent and compassionate spokesperson but for so many great men in my life. Today, I want to thank them. They really deserve the credit for developing me as a leader.
Some fathers leave their kids or love their work more. But some fathers, like my dad, say “I...Read more
It came right down the last minute, but I managed to find a few posts to share this week. It always amazes me that I'm able to find new posts, week after week, to share with you. (I'd also appreciate help curating these, so if you see a post this week that you think should be featured next Friday, please post it in the comments or tweet it at me @naomi_writes.) But I shouldn't be surprised. God is moving!
These are wonderful pieces. Enjoy!
The prominent evangelical woman you don’t know…but should, by Jonathan Merritt (Religious News Service)
“She was a bestselling author and powerful advocate for education of the poor who transformed Britain’s upper class and helped end the slave trade. This prominent evangelical’s name is Hannah Mor...Read more
I have been pastoring full-time for ten years now. A decade. It seems like yesterday that I received a phone call from a friend on a large church staff, asking me if I would consider coming to work there as a care pastor. I clearly remember the momen...
People sometimes write us to ask where they can find evidence that actual women held official positions of church officership. Professor Greg Horsley of Macquarie University, Australia, has kindly supplied us with the following partial list of refere...
Does it seem curious to you that when the issue of leadership in the church is discussed, gender is frequently cited as a primary element to consider? In fact, when determining who may or may not serve as an elder, deacon, pastor, or church board mem...
...But, what about women elders and deacons? Not all men are called to the “five fold ministries”, and neither are all women. In general fewer women than men are called and appointed by God to the above ministries in the Body of Christ. T...