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This week on the Intersectionality thread, host Angela Ravin-Anderson talks with Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight about her personal experience of being called by God to preach over 40 years ago.

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Gender stereotypes and cultural conditioning make healthy male-female relationships difficult. As parents, mentors, and other parental figures, it’s our responsibility to teach and model mutuality to the next generation.

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Patriarchal beliefs in American evangelicalism regarding women and men’s roles are pervasive—even in egalitarian churches. This helps explain the exodus that begins when a woman enters a church as pastor.

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After decades of struggling to accept “her place” followed by learning what the Bible truly says about how women can lead, Julie discovered it wasn’t too late to embrace God’s call for her to preach.

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The story of Gideon helps us understand why there aren’t more women in ministry. When God called Gideon, he was reluctant and anxious and in hiding—and a mighty warrior.

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Jesus had female disciples, and there’s a reason they weren’t included in “The Twelve.” Hint: it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t approve of women as church leaders.

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Before women can be equally represented in church leadership—especially as pastors and especially at egalitarian churches—they need more time, outside affirmation of their calling, and an opportunity to heal.

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Dorothy Lee’s work on ministering women displays exemplary research and is especially well written. 

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It’s time to stop telling and start showing complementarians that the Bible doesn’t give us one perfect picture of biblical womanhood. This year’s Halloween costume just might feature a bloody tent peg.

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