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Are Things Changing for Women in the Majority World Church?

By: Kimberly Dickson | May 16, 2024

In Philip Jenkins’ study of global Christianity, he states, “Over the last century . . . the center of gravity in the Christian world has shifted inexorably . . . southward, to Africa and Latin America, and eastward toward Asia.” So my heart and mind ask, “Are things changing for women in the majority world?”

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God's Grace for the Breastfeeding Pastor

By: Lindsey Funtik | May 9, 2024

Breastfeeding is one illustration of those elements of life which God can use as vessels for our own growth and experience of the love that cradles us so closely. Pouring ourselves out like an offering of love takes us further into the heart of God.

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The Myth of the Jezebel Spirit

By: Jackie David Johns | May 2, 2024

I know dozens of women who have been told they have a Jezebel spirit. In my experience, they are most often faithful servants of God, who dare to speak the truth to those who do not want to hear it. This pejorative terminology is doing harm to many in the church.

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Shiphrah and Puah: The Egyptian Midwives on the Frontlines of a Spiritual War

By: Emily Dixon | April 25, 2024

Shiphrah and Puah were two pivotal women whose fear of God prompted them to take part in one of the most momentous events in the Hebrew Scriptures. These women stood on the frontlines of the spiritual war we call the Exodus.

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The Household Codes Are One Passage: Why Do We Have Two Exegeses?

By: Robert J. Mayer | April 18, 2024

If we interpret and apply Ephesians 5–6 without reference to the household slavery that Paul obviously recognized in Ephesus, why do we stress patriarchal interpretations of the same passage in a society that has become post-patriarchal?

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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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Groanings of a New Creation: Racism and Sexism in the World Church

By: Mimi Haddad | February 29, 2024

CBE’s President Dr. Mimi Haddad reflects on the Racism in the World Church Conference held on February 15–17, 2024, at Truett Seminary, Baylor University. 

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Betty Greene (1920–1997)—No Airman

By: Jill Richardson | February 22, 2024

Betty Greene is not a common household name. As a woman and a pilot, she flew beyond expectations despite the many barriers she faced. Women today continue to face similar barriers. What can the church do for the Betty Greene's of the world? 

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