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The issue of women’s ordination overshadows the unrestricted use of gifts in the church. Opportunities to use our gifts are still doled out based on sexist gender ideologies of what it means to be a woman or a man.

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Even as egalitarians, our conversations about abuse in the church are often laced with patriarchy, centering men as authoritative even though they are not the primary victim.

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What can anatomic pathology teach us about women’s equality? The importance of considering the bigger picture before becoming fixated on little details.

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Crisscrossing both testaments, gender balance looks at the Bible in a way clearly contained within the text itself. It tempers patriarchy. It offers solace to those wounded by misogyny. It invites study and comparison.

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Gender stereotypes and cultural conditioning make healthy male-female relationships difficult. As parents, mentors, and other parental figures, it’s our responsibility to teach and model mutuality to the next generation.

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Patriarchal beliefs in American evangelicalism regarding women and men’s roles are pervasive—even in egalitarian churches. This helps explain the exodus that begins when a woman enters a church as pastor.

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Jesus had female disciples, and there’s a reason they weren’t included in “The Twelve.” Hint: it wasn’t because Jesus didn’t approve of women as church leaders.

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Women’s ordination and inclusion as leaders within the early church can be seen clearly when we explore how women participated in Jesus’ ministry, with specific attention to Acts 9:1–2.

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The fifth annual CBE Writing Contest winners are here! You can meet each of them today. Their award-winning articles will be published in the coming months.

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Preacher Woman is an academic work, yet it is a must-read for anyone in church leadership who desires to empower women in leadership and is willing to take a critical look at their own church culture.

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