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Although evangelical and Canadian histories have tended to under-examine the contributions of women, an emphasis on the example of Phoebe Palmer readily offers a visible standard of Canadian evangelical emancipation.

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We know theological patriarchy hurts women, but what about men? In this blog, the author argues theological patriarchy hurts men too, and he explains why he is raising his sons to be egalitarians.

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The odds are high that there are women in every church congregation who have experienced miscarriage. A church that supports women’s equality needs to be vocal about women’s embodied experience, including miscarriage

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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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Wayne Grudem’s commitment to Scripture is to be commended, but his lack of serious engagement with key challenges undermines a work that has been over twenty years in the re-making. 

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Wayne Grudem’s commitment to Scripture is to be commended, but his lack of serious engagement with key challenges undermines a work that has been over twenty years in the re-making. Those looking for an evangelical systematic theology that is up-to-date on recent theological and exegetical advances should look elsewhere.

 

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The primary task when considering Paul's assertion, “the husband is the head of the wife,” should be discovering the meaning of this head-and-body metaphor, not arguing for an extended metaphorical sense of half of the metaphor—the single word, "head."

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What is modeled for us can affect what we believe is possible. It is important for churches to model women’s equality to create a more equal future for the next generation.

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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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In the wake of the tragic Atlanta shooting on March 16, 2021, this article unpacks the response of the Southern Baptist church, which the shooter actively attended.

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