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September 8, 2023
Avril Heenan talks about the far-reaching, conservative influence of the American church on the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
By: J. G. Brown | May 5, 2023
Christianity laid the foundations for the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement.
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 [...]
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.