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Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

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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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Abundant canonical, literary, and epigraphical evidence proves women were ordained leaders in the church for centuries. Women who aspire to ordained ministry today can be encouraged by the rich history of women’s ordination.

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God gave me a rose, A delicate thing and beautiful, Trembling in the breath of God, Tearful in the showered rain.

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Like Mary the Mother of Jesus, Christian men and women are called to bring Christ to the world.

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Jesus’s encounter with the Syrophoenician woman of Mark 7 changed the minds of the first disciples and has the power to change modern minds as well.

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First Corinthians presents Christian women with a time to speak, not a time to be silent.

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Like Mary of Luke 10, our identity in Christ is not primarily as females or males, but as faithful disciples.

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Galatians 3-4 teaches that we must read the Word of God with the barrier-removing Wind of God.

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