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Despite verbal affirmation of women in ministry, women are often delegated to “safe” ministry with children rather than ministry that also works closely alongside men. This is not what God wants.

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One woman’s experience of being trained as a priest in the Church of England opened her eyes to a startling reality. A woman who dares to speak from a position of authority in the church is still a threat to too many.

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The barriers that prevent women from becoming pastors are innumerable. From even imagining it's possible to finding support—financial and spiritual—the world seems to stand against us in following this call with all its fury.

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We know theological patriarchy hurts women, but what about men? In this blog, the author argues theological patriarchy hurts men too, and he explains why he is raising his sons to be egalitarians.

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Even in egalitarian settings, women can face challenges when answering their call to ministry. This article offers four encouragements to women who are beginning their journey into the pastorate. 

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The odds are high that there are women in every church congregation who have experienced miscarriage. A church that supports women’s equality needs to be vocal about women’s embodied experience, including miscarriage

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What is modeled for us can affect what we believe is possible. It is important for churches to model women’s equality to create a more equal future for the next generation.

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Sojourner Truth was a remarkable woman. This article invites us to learn about and celebrate her life, while also lamenting the oppression she experienced that meant she had to be remarkable to be remembered. 

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Many people don’t know that African American women were leading and pastoring churches from the beginning of the modern Pentecostal movement in the early 1900s. Meet two of these women: Lucy Farrow and Jennie Evans Seymour. 

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Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall Wynn was a womanist theologian, pastor, mentor, and civil rights activist who developed the concept of a “freedom-faith.” She is an important figure in Black history, women’s history, church history, and American history for her work towards a church and an America where all people are considered equal, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, or gender.  

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