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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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Lament can offer us a way to enter into and face the painful histories of racism and sexism.

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A number of recent events and publications indicate a shift in wider evangelical Christian culture in favor of egalitarianism. But that doesn’t mean our work is done yet.  

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We believe in women and men’s shared leadership in marriage and ministry, but what does this look like in practice? Here are some lessons from one woman’s shared ministry leadership with her husband. 

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A 2021 study suggests that women who attend complementarian churches have poorer health than women who attend egalitarian churches. This article unpacks the study’s findings. 

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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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CBE partnered with Fuller Seminary to offer an eLearning course, “Eyes Open to Abuse,” on the FULLER Leadership Platform. It is intended for pastors, church staff, lay leaders, or congregants who want their church or organization to be better equipped to address and prevent domestic violence. 

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Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall Wynn was a womanist theologian, pastor, mentor, and civil rights activist who developed the concept of a “freedom-faith.” She is an important figure in Black history, women’s history, church history, and American history for her work towards a church and an America where all people are considered equal, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, or gender.  

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People who believe strict gender roles in marriage are biblical sometimes compare them to partnered dancing. This article challenges that understanding of both dance and marriage, crediting to the real Choreographer.

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