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A group of kids playing a boy vs. girl game of tug of war in the grass

In my experience, the belief that white men are superior to people of color and white women is the boulder that these two groups are yelling over and collectively ignoring most of the time.

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Abstract painting of a woman facing the silhouette of a man

How did Mary enter the popular imagination as the femme fatale with a checkered past, made demure and modest by her encounter with Christ? The answer is complicated, but it has much to do with the erasure of other women.

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Anastasis

May the faith of Mary, the apostle to the apostles, inspire in us a faithful vigilance in our isolation. We will meet and celebrate our risen Lord on Easter beyond the tomb.

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The back of women in African as they walk on a sunny day

This poem reflects on the thoughts and feelings of the Samaritan woman when she encountered Jesus on a routine visit to her town’s well, as recorded in John’s gospel (4:1–42).

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A couple looks smiling at each other as they are walking outside, there are mountains in the background.

“Healthy” is not exactly the adjective I would match with the word “sexuality,” especially when it comes to the ways the church and Christians have portrayed and lived out what we believe about sex these past few centuries.

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An illustration of a uterus created with construction paper and decorated with flowers

For most of my life I have been socially conditioned to hide my pain, and so I am only beginning to learn how to talk about my disease. Our culture is also slowly shifting in the way we discuss “womanly issues.”

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Stained glass window depicting Hild

Hild is one of any number of women who remind us that women have always played a role in leading the church. That role may be constrained or downplayed, but it nevertheless cannot be hidden.

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Feet on pavement with the word "future" written into the yellow line.

We wanted to gather a variety of voices in a conversation about the past, the present, and the future of the egalitarian movement. But I’d like to take a brief moment to begin to imagine where we might go in the future.

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Close up of a microphone on a stage. The background is blurred.

I offer here a history of preaching rhetoric with the hope of encouraging women whose calling is the pulpit. We will explore how women have proven their preaching authority and constructed their sermons across time.

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Birds eye view of people standing in a circle with their hands stacked in the middle

The only way to stop oppression is to end the oppressor mindset. Women can't do that by dressing modestly or being friendlier. That duty begins and ends with the oppressor. Men.

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