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In a time when women in the West and certain other countries are standing up for their rights, especially through the MeToo movement, I am reminded of one courageous Congolese woman who stood up against sexual exploitation of women in school and saw God answer her prayer to be involved in pastoral ministry.

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Genesis 1:26–27 clearly teaches that both man and woman are created in God’s image. Women and men are therefore fully equal as human beings. There are other important Scripture texts that imply women’s fundamental equality. But this passage indicates the root of that equality.

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it is important to highlight and discuss the necessary roles, challenges, and gifts that single women make in mission and ministry to further equip and support them.

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Now it its thirty-fifth year, Priscilla Papers is committed to continue publishing high-quality scholarship and building “a team of egalitarian scholars.”

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The church cannot be trusted by those who are suffering to listen well until it has shown that it can speak well, addressing the issues in preaching and in the community.

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Christian Egalitarian Leadership takes further steps toward broadening the issues (e.g., it is about more than gender) but also focuses on one essential aspect of the thriving of egalitarianism—leadership.

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In The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth, Beth Allison Barr shares her personal story of rejecting complementarian views on male headship and female submission.

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Amanda Jackson leads a hopeful discussion with CBE 2021 international conference speakers on the impact of patriarchy in Irish churches and the barriers that women face.

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Abundant canonical, literary, and epigraphical evidence proves women were ordained leaders in the church for centuries. Women who aspire to ordained ministry today can be encouraged by the rich history of women’s ordination.

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Abuelita theology recognizes the imago Dei in poor and marginalized women such as widows and grandmothers, understanding that when the image of God is degraded in one, it is degraded in all. 

 

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