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Like Mary the mother of Jesus, Christian men and women are called to bring Christ to the world.
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.
First Corinthians presents Christian women with a time to speak, not a time to be silent.
Like Mary of Luke 10, our identity in Christ is not primarily as females or males but as faithful disciples.
Galatians 3-4 teaches that we must read the Word of God with the barrier-removing Wind of God.
The marriage guidance in Ephesians 5, rather than subjecting wives, is aimed at bringing the freedom of true Christian community into our homes.
If we broaden our scope to a global and centuries-long view, it becomes clear that the church’s primary source of biblical interpretation and application has been preaching.
Though demeaned and exploited as outliers, their suffering is known by the God who sees, who vindicates their demands for equality, and who endures their abuses on the road to Calvary.
I urge you not to forget that the road to healing our church, marred by racial injustice, is not to alienate the voices and experiences of any member of the body of Christ.
Womanist scholars have developed methodologies for addressing Black women’s ongoing daily oppressions due to the systems and structures of discrimination because of gender, race, and class.
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