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Churches and Christian organizations need to examine their policies for mothers, especially maternity leave. We need to create generous provisions to care for the mothers who serve in our midst.

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At Easter, we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it meant for all of us—and for women in particular. We see women’s creational identity as image-bearers restored in the garden on Easter.

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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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Nonconformists reject the status quo—which can be good when it comes to the church and corporate world’s standards, but not when it comes to God’s plan.

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As women clergy and leaders, we understand the pressure to perform. Conform. Please. There is always someone in our ear, requesting this, looking for that, demanding change, suggesting alternatives.

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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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After decades of struggling to accept “her place” followed by learning what the Bible truly says about how women can lead, Julie discovered it wasn’t too late to embrace God’s call for her to preach.

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The story of Gideon helps us understand why there aren’t more women in ministry. When God called Gideon, he was reluctant and anxious and in hiding—and a mighty warrior.

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