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Complementarian theology depends on distinct roles for women and men in marriage. This article explores how, in practice, these roles mean women and men are not equal, leaving women vulnerable to spiritual abuse by men.   

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A seminary student explores questions about God-given hierarchy between women and men, including what the New Testament teaches about power, domination, and status to affirm God’s intent for women’s equality with men.

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This author tells the story of how her pastor sexually harassed her and how the church’s complementarian structure worked to protect him and discredit her and other victims.

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One man’s reflections on seeing men cry and our expectations for male emotions. This article also highlights how the church reinforces these unhealthy expectations and how gender equality could free men.

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Keynote speakers Andrew Bartlett, Steve Holmes, and Lucy Peppiatt consider the spiritual and social consequences of theological patriarchy.

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Because egalitarians understand how women have been muted in the church, we can help support Black women and give them a voice in the church and civil rights movement. The church must create spaces for Black women to lead and be heard.

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In my experience, the belief that white men are superior to people of color and white women is the boulder that these two groups are yelling over and collectively ignoring most of the time.

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I offer here a history of preaching rhetoric with the hope of encouraging women whose calling is the pulpit. We will explore how women have proven their preaching authority and constructed their sermons across time.

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“When you grow up, you can be anything you want to be; anything God desires you to be, no matter who you are,” the director of ministries said. 

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The Christian masculinity movement isn’t helping men or women. It’s damaging young men, and their relationships with others, and it’s distracting us from what should be our true focus—discipleship and imitating Christ.

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