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Jesus and Women: A Close Look At The Gospels

By: Cynthia Muniz Soares | September 14, 2023

What can we observe about the women in each of the Gospels? Mark, widely considered the earliest Gospel, presents some significant accounts about women, some of which are found in the other Gospels.

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The Empowerment of Brazilian Christian Women Through Biblical Examples

By: Viktorya Zalewski Baracy | September 14, 2023

The world of Brazilian women is highly diverse and faces certain challenges depending on their social and geographic contexts. Amidst this diversity, we wonder if the most widely consumed Christian books in Brazil contribute positively to the spiritual formation and education of women.

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Bitter Roots and Bitter Herbs

By: Ruth Barron | August 30, 2023

Too often in the church, we do not understand emotion words correctly. Hebrews tells us: “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many” (12:15, NIV). Many religious leaders use this verse to condemn abuse victims, women like Naomi, [...]

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God’s World Is Not a Man’s World

By: Hannele Ottschofski | August 3, 2023

Patriarchy is a system that values men and their achievements more than women and their achievements. A patriarchal society is male-dominated, male-identified, and male-centred. The male person is the centre of attention and everything else—or everyone else, including women—are defined by their relationships to men. Oppression of women and girls is often a [...]

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From Prostitutes to Priests: How We Imagine Women Matters

By: Elaine Kelly | July 20, 2023

The human imagination has the power to include or erase, empower or degrade women. Throughout history, art has done just this. Mary of Magdala has been portrayed as both a prostitute and a priest. Junia, as a servant and a deacon. The arts can help us imagine women—and all of God's people—as God [...]

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Book Review: Grace is Not Faceless: Reflections on Mary

By: Kristin Lassen | June 23, 2023

Reading this short but weighty book may advance your appreciation of Mary as much as it has for me!

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The Bias of History and The SBC

By: Mimi Haddad | June 22, 2023

For centuries women's stories were fantasized and buried until they faded into obscurity, leading many denominations like the SBC to have little to no knowledge of women's history. It was not until recently, when egalitarians unearthed the stories of women like Thecla, that Christians noticed women were prominent Christian leaders all along. It's time we [...]

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Women in Scripture and Mission: Joanna

By: Kimberly Dickson | June 2, 2023

Joanna accompanied Jesus throughout his ministry as he taught her to understand the importance of his upcoming life, death, and resurrection

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Women, Stand as Pillars for God's Kingdom

By: Ruth Conard | May 25, 2023

For almost eighty years, Ruth followed God’s call, serving in Peru, Mexico, and even the Sahara Desert. Thanks to many other women in her life, she found freedom in Christ to use her gifting wherever God brought her. Now, she shares her story and decades of wisdom in hopes that other women and men [...]

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New Voices: Pastors’ Wives and Medieval Religion with Dr. Beth Allison Barr

By: Erin Moniz, Blake Dean, Beth Allison Barr | May 12, 2023

Why is history critical for how we understand theology? Author, Professor, and Historian Beth Allison Barr discusses her two new, forthcoming projects with Blake and Erin.

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