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Despite verbal affirmation of women in ministry, women are often delegated to “safe” ministry with children rather than ministry that also works closely alongside men. This is not what God wants.

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Consistently focusing on women’s stories in the Bible helps break through its patriarchal cultural context to see women as God does. From Eve to Bathsheba to women today, all women have a role in the story of God. 

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One woman’s experience of being trained as a priest in the Church of England opened her eyes to a startling reality. A woman who dares to speak from a position of authority in the church is still a threat to too many.

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Mary of Bethany believed Jesus. She trusted him. She took him seriously. She saw and heard him. She refused to abandon him even when it meant entering into his trauma with him.

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The barriers that prevent women from becoming pastors are innumerable. From even imagining it's possible to finding support—financial and spiritual—the world seems to stand against us in following this call with all its fury.

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When talking about marriage, Christians often focus on the New Testament. Rarely mentioned is the Old Testament couple Manoah and his wife, parents to Samson, who offer us a glimpse at God's design for marriage.  

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The story of Ruth can offer us a way forward into God’s redemptive loving-kindness

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We know theological patriarchy hurts women, but what about men? In this blog, the author argues theological patriarchy hurts men too, and he explains why he is raising his sons to be egalitarians.

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Stereotypes say women are too emotional to lead, while men are clear and logical leaders. But when we look at the Bible, we find that these stereotypes are not only incorrect, they are also unbiblical.  

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Even in egalitarian settings, women can face challenges when answering their call to ministry. This article offers four encouragements to women who are beginning their journey into the pastorate. 

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