Happy Friday! It's another great week to be an egalitarian. I truly do believe the tide is turning, even if in some places it looks like there's no change in sight. Let these posts from other egalitarians around the web encourage you today.
"In my preaching class I will never forget the man who stood up and praised a woman’s sermon outline and said he would have loved to hear it in church. I will also never forget the constant encouragements and helpful critiques of the men in my other preaching class. I credit some of my success to their helpful feedback."
"Management of the household for a woman does not mean she is only to fill her moments with cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers. Management of the household for a man is not one of tyrannical authority, nor avoidance of all “domestic” responsibilities. Here in 1 Timothy we see a call for mutuality, a kind of management of the household that models the self-giving love of God."
"I believe in the legacy of black women who refused to be satisfied with lies. I believe that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I believe that I am created in the image of the Divine. I believe that I am at my best when I bring my wholeness to the table. I believe that the weight of racism and patriarchy can't drown me. I believe that I am perfectly made for resistance, for freedom, for community."
"For when I offered them this voice that you had given me
When I offered them these hands that you had strengthened
When I offered them these feet that you had guided
They gave me a box"
This Week On The Scroll
"When professors and leaders fail to mentor females, women are left without some of the basic tools that are necessary to academic success. Further, failing to explicitly support female students with the same enthusiasm as male students sends the message to women that their personal development should always take a backseat to male development, a message that is destructive to the empowerment of women in the world."
What articles about biblical gender equality encouraged you this week? Share them with us in the comments!
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