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Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.

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Meet Florence Tim Oi Li, a Chinese woman from Hong Kong, who was ordained as a the first female Anglcian 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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In The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth, Beth Allison Barr shares her personal story of rejecting complementarian views on male headship and female submission.

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Amanda Jackson (director of the Women’s Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance) leads a hopeful discussion with CBE 2021 international conference speakers on the impact of patriarchy in Irish churches and the barriers that women face.

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Many people don’t know that African American women were leading and pastoring churches from the beginning of the modern Pentecostal movement in the early 1900s. Meet two of these women: Lucy Farrow and Jennie Evans Seymour. 

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A Church Called Tov, co-written by Scot McKnight and his daughter Laura Barringer, addresses the importance of creating and sustaining a good (Hebrew tov) church culture.

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Abundant canonical, literary, and epigraphical evidence proves women were ordained leaders in the church for centuries. Women who aspire to ordained ministry today can be encouraged by the rich history of women’s ordination.

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As a woman who has come more fully into her leadership gifts as she’s aged, her story offers both inspiration to other leaders and a challenge to the church to fully incorporate the gifts of women at all ages.

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Charles Read moderates a discussion with 2021 conference speakers Natalie Collins, Sean Callaghan, and Pontsho Segwai.

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Our interactions with others, including Christians with whom we disagree, should display Christlikeness above all else.

 

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