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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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In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.

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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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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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We stand united in Christ to proclaim women’s dignity and purpose through accurate Bible translations, remembering that dehumanizing ideas about people lead to dehumanizing actions.

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How can the complementarian theology of the sexes not collapse if many complementarians themselves have agreed that their doctrine of a hierarchically ordered Trinity, on which they built so much, is heretical?

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Monica, the church mother and venerated saint, was the reason her son, Augustine of Hippo, became a Christian. Her influence over Christianity cannot be understated, and her story must be remembered.

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Find out how Florence Tim Oi Li's story ends. Li was a Chinese woman from Hong Kong, who was ordained as a the first female Anglican priest in 1944, nearly 30 years before it was permitted in her province and 50 years before the ordination of the first woman priests in the Church of England

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Meet Florence Tim Oi Li, a Chinese woman from Hong Kong, who was ordained as a the first female Anglican priest in 1944, nearly 30 years before it was permitted in her province and 50 years before the ordination of the first woman priests in the Church of England

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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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