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Worn statue of Mary with dead Jesus on her lap.

In churches where men are welcomed as priests and leaders simply because they share the male body of Jesus and the twelve male disciples, we too easily assume that women’s bodies represent, by contrast, an inferiority. 

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In The #MeToo Reckoning, Everhart invites readers to “explore two types of stories around sexual assault”—current stories in the Protestant church and biblical stories. 

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Birds eye view of hands together in a circle.

 Instead of us focusing on negative comments aimed at women, we were able to focus on the ways in which God is at work among women in bringing sons and daughters to Christ.

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Close up a woman's hands folded at a table.

We are caught in tension between thanks for progress towards gender equality and dismay at the misogyny we see around us. Gratitude for progress does little to ease the pain of sexism by Christian men who tell women in ministry to “go home.”

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A mother, father, and their two children standing at a church alter.

Life would have been easier, at least outwardly, if we had followed complementarian theology. We might have stayed at our church.

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Two girls running on grass on a sunny day.

I hadn’t found my voice to advocate for myself yet, but even more important than that, I hadn’t quite heard the one voice that did matter, the one voice that would call me to be a pastor. 

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Fully Alive ultimately falls victim to exactly what it professes to avoid. It claims to move beyond stereotypes, but instead turns them into a universalized application for all people everywhere.

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Woman sitting with her face in her lap.

We were guinea pigs, the women that year and I. We knew—after we had applied and been accepted—that our school had just begun admitting women to the MDiv program, the denomination new to the concept of women in the pulpit.

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Priscilla Papers, autumn 2019 volume 33 number 4

Gretchen G. Hull was instrumental in the founding of CBE. A woman with few equals, she was a gifted mathematician, pianist, author, editor, philosopher, and church leader.

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The book lives up to its subtitle, A Provocative Guide. . . . Though it has some value, I do not recommend it without reservation, given her methods of interpretation noted above.

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