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This week on the Intersectionality thread, host Angela Ravin-Anderson speaks with womanist and theologian Dr. Irie Lynne Session.

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On the New Voices thread, hosts Blake and Erin speak with Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder about her book When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective.

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Genesis teaches that men and women share the divine image equally and are therefore fully equal as human beings.

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This week on the Intersectionality thread, Angela sits down with Old Testament scholar Rev. Dr. Renita Weems to talk about how Christians can widen the metaphorical table of Bible interpretation.

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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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The Bible is full of vivid maternal descriptions of God, yet many of us are still uncomfortable using maternal language to talk about God or to God. Reclaiming God’s feminine attributes helps us grow closer to God.

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As we follow Jesus, let us also expose and challenge the logic of patriarchy. May we lament the church’s complicity with dominance, and may we pursue authentic peace, humbly and persistently as Christ did.

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The story of Ruth can offer us a way forward into God’s redemptive loving-kindness.

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The story of one historical woman can offer a glimpse of how Christian expectations on women varied based on their race.

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