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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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In a continuation of the second of several conversations sponsored by CBE and our 2021 Conference partners, Charles Read asked three conference speakers to consider how churches can better value women leaders.

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The spiritual practice of lament can offer us the path to full liberation from interlocking oppressions.

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In the second of several conversations sponsored by CBE and our 2021 Conference partners in the UK, Charles Read asked three conference speakers to consider how churches can better value women leaders. 

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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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In the first of several conversations sponsored by CBE and our 2021 London Conference partners in the UK, CBE president Mimi Haddad asked three keynote speakers to consider the spiritual and social consequences of theological patriarchy

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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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In the wake of the tragic Atlanta shooting on March 16, 2021, this article unpacks the response of the Southern Baptist church, which the shooter actively attended.

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To read Priscilla’s story through a lens of male-only leadership diminished her calling and also Paul’s. It also obstructs, demeans, and even abuses God’s welcome to women leaders and their male allies then and now!

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Christians can assume egalitarian interpretations of Paul are a modern phenomenon, but evidence suggests that is incorrect. Meet one Christian group who ordained women for 200 years after Paul because of Gal. 3:28.

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