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CBE 2021 Conference Speaker, Avril Heenan

September 8, 2023

Avril Heenan talks about the far-reaching, conservative influence of the American church on the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

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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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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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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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Women in Scripture and Mission: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

By: Mikaela Bell | May 10, 2023

Studying Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s life reminds us to speak the truth, even to our detriment, and to trust God with the long-term outcome.

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Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage

By: J. G. Brown | May 5, 2023

Christianity laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement.

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Book Review: Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church

By: Brianna Cortez | March 14, 2023

Whereas most books on women in ministry primarily focus on contested Bible verses, Nijay K. Gupta’s "Tell Her Story" takes a different approach. Gupta studies women throughout the Old and New Testament first, as if to say, these are the stories we need to shape our view of women—the ones that depict what [...]

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Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church

By: Nijay K. Gupta | March 14, 2023

For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders in the church. But there is ample evidence right in the New Testament that women were actively involved in ministry, at the frontier of the gospel mission, and as respected leaders.

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