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Who First Told the Bible’s Stories and Why it Matters

Oral tradition is important for an egalitarian understanding of the Bible—its origins, development, nature, and relevance—because women were among the key players in this stage of the Bible’s development.

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Interdisciplinary Egalitarianism Spring 2020 Volume 34 Number 2

This sermon on the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 argues that the problem to be addressed is neither Martha’s housework nor Mary’s sitting at the feet of Jesus. Instead, the problem is judgment, which should be replaced with celebration of the gifts of others, even when those gifts differ from our own.

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Abstract painting of a woman facing the silhouette of a man

How did Mary enter the popular imagination as the femme fatale with a checkered past, made demure and modest by her encounter with Christ? The answer is complicated, but it has much to do with the erasure of other women.

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Anastasis

May the faith of Mary, the apostle to the apostles, inspire in us a faithful vigilance in our isolation. We will meet and celebrate our risen Lord on Easter beyond the tomb.

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An illustration of a uterus created with construction paper and decorated with flowers

For most of my life I have been socially conditioned to hide my pain, and so I am only beginning to learn how to talk about my disease. Our culture is also slowly shifting in the way we discuss “womanly issues.”

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What The Gospel According to Eve tells us is that throughout the entire history of the church, individuals have been fighting to show that female subordination cannot be supported by Scripture.

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Standing in an old stone hallway looking outside past the archway and gated door

When we as believers, regardless of our gender, are more aware of women like Thecla who were instrumental in church history, we have a more complete understanding of our roots. In other words, church history becomes less crowded in our minds by male accomplishments. This ought to level the playing field for men and women in ministry today.

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An African American and white woman in a friendly embrace as they laugh together.

All of us know how it feels to be dismissed in a room full of men. However, some of us know what it feels like to be repeatedly dismissed in a room full of women who are supposed to be our sisters. This post is not meant to vilify the facilitator of that conference. I want to educate and bring awareness to an ongoing problem.

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Woman with a rainbow behind her standing in desert terrain leaning back with her eyes closed.

The same year my husband was in the process of enlisting in the military, I was studying the Bible with a group of women on Wednesday evenings.

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Priscilla Papers Volume 24 Number 1 Winter 2020

This article will consider how the coming of the kingdom of God provides “an alternative ordering of society” regarding women in community and leadership

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