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Let’s create retreats rooted in unity and equality, whose discussions and keynote sessions are more memorable than the crafts and competitions that guided them.

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This week on the Intersectionality thread, host Angela talks with Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown about sounding the certain trumpet in the key of F—for female.

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The issue of women’s ordination overshadows the unrestricted use of gifts in the church. Opportunities to use our gifts are still doled out based on sexist gender ideologies of what it means to be a woman or a man.

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Layla and Rob sit down with Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, National Director of Missio Alliance, for an honest and real assessment of the challenges and benefits of pursuing mixed-gender ministry partnerships.

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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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Framers and signatories of CBE’s flagship document, “Men, Women, and Biblical Equality,” describe the progress they’ve observed and their hopes for the future of the biblical egalitarian movement.

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Black women make up most of the church membership in Black churches, yet they have historically been excluded from the decision-making tables. We must consider how these women serve when we evaluate women’s equality.

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We have had many significant moments in the past thirty years in the journey toward gender equality. The difficulty is that large leaps of progress often leave room for invisible, subtle barriers for women in ministry.

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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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Melodie Marske serves as a regional ministry director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and in this episode, she joins Layla and Rob to share her perspective on mixed-gender partnerships as a single woman who has served in ministry for more than 30 years.

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