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Celebrating Black Women Leaders in Church and Society

By: CBE International | April 11, 2024

April is Black Women's History Month, and in celebration, here are seven resources that highlight specific Black women who've changed the world—and particularly, the church—for the better.

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Mary Magdalene's Miracle

By: Elaine Kelly | April 4, 2024

There is an old story that the tradition of painting Easter eggs originated with Mary Magdalene. She boldly appeared before Emperor Tiberius and declared, “Christ is risen!” Tiberius gestured to an egg she held and said, “Christ has no more risen than that egg is red.” Immediately, the egg turned red.

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Women’s History Month: The African Face of Global Evangelicalism

By: Mimi Haddad | March 28, 2024

Throughout church history, women have played no small part in the growth of the church worldwide. According to research today, “the future of Christianity is both female and African.” Consider the phenomenal leadership of women being used by the Holy Spirit to anchor and grow Christianity in East Africa.

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Barbie, The Book of the City of Ladies, and the Battle against Internalized Misogyny

By: Mary Bell | March 21, 2024

In the Barbie movie (2023), America Ferrera’s character gives an iconic speech about how “it is literally impossible to be a woman.” Christine de Pisan in 1405 also wrote a popular and highly regarded defense of women: The Book of the City of Ladies.

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Twenty Centuries of Women Leaders in the Church

By: CBE International | March 14, 2024

In celebration of Women's History Month, here are five titles that trace women's contributions to the church from the time of Jesus down to the early Church Mothers, to medieval women theologians, and finally to female pastors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Kay Smith: Mother of the Jesus Movement

By: Michaela Farrell | March 6, 2024

Although not as well-known as Chuck Smith or Lonnie Frisbee, “Mama Kay” was one of the key figures behind the growth of the Jesus Movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Jennie Johnson and Ordained Women’s Ministry in Canada

By: Taylor James Murray | March 6, 2024

One of Canada’s earliest known ordained women, a Black preacher named Jennie Johnson served communities in both Canada and the United States.

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The Apostolic Life of Walatta-Petros

By: Bridget Jack Jeffries | March 6, 2024

Apostle Walatta-Petros remained an outspoken Christian leader in the face of suffering and imprisonment, demonstrating faithfulness which would have a lasting effect on Ethiopia’s religious development.

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Elinor Thornton: Bush Camp Preacher

By: Beulah Wood | March 6, 2024

An evangelist and preacher in timber camps, churches, and missions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Elinor sparked revivals and spread the gospel, causing ripple effects everywhere she and later, her husband, went.

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