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We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

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Is God strong, vigilant, and manly? Or compassionate, merciful, and motherly? What if it’s both? Let’s explore more deeply the implications of the compassion of God for how we understand femininity and motherhood.

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There is a cloud of women witnesses who have gone before us and who are surely a great encouragement in our faith. Unfortunately, even our own seminaries overlook and misconstrue them.

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Studying the mother metaphors of God in Scripture helps us see how mothers can and do reflect God’s attributes.

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Would a women’s church strike change men’s perception of women? Many women want full equality but aren’t prepared to fight for it. We can learn much from the women of Putney, Iceland, and the Catholic church in Germany.

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Black woman, God calls you to MISSION because he dwells within you. You were created to Motivate, Inspire, Set the pace, provide Safe spaces, live and lead with Integrity, and always be Optimistic and Nurturing.

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By paying attention to the context and specific word usage of 1 Corinthians 14, it becomes clear that Paul was not asking anyone—tongues-speakers, prophets, or women—to be quiet permanently.

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A deeper understanding of how the Finnish and German languages approach pronouns helps us see that it is possible to move past the nuances of language to the universal message of the Gospel.

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The ESV translation of Ephesians 4:13 only creates confusion in a complementarian setting. It causes some women to question whether they can become mature Christians to the extent that men can. And that’s not okay.

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Hidden preconceptions cloud the behavior and language of our lives. One place this is clear is in how male pronouns and language dominate the language of educational settings, society, and the church.

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