The domineering masculinity of American culture and the American church creates a distinct insecurity in men. This insecurity so bleeds out that men feel they must make others—particularly women—small.
At Easter, we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it meant for all of us—and for women in particular. We see women’s creational identity as image-bearers restored in the garden on Easter.
In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.
One woman shares her church experience during her struggle with infertility. Her experience indicates a larger problem in the church: Christians still teach that motherhood is the ultimate fulfillment of biblical womanhood.
Would a women’s church strike change men’s perception of women? Many women want full equality but aren’t prepared to fight for it. We can learn much from the women of Putney, Iceland, and the Catholic church in Germany.