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What Can Be Done to Support Women at Work: A Biblical Proposal
By: Cristina S. Richie | March 5, 2015
In the academic world, the female evangelical is often absent. This absence is not due merely to lack of numbers, but also to a system that makes “male” the default for promotions, raises, leadership, and work style. Though I write from the academy, many of the same patterns and structures exist in any [...]
By: Bev Murrill | March 5, 2015
One of the key issues faced by women in the church is the lack of provision for ongoing leadership development. Even in churches that espouse gender equality, women woefully lack leadership opportunities, especially on the platform.
The Challenge of Leading In A Hierarchically Ordered Universe
By: Karen Longman | August 26, 2015
God uses all kinds of spokespeople to communicate important messages to the church and world. In the past few years, former US President Jimmy Carter has been one such advocate—challenging audiences to affirm and respect the personhood and contributions of women. Carter's 2014 book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, [...]
A Christian Woman in Academe
By: Janel M. Curry-Roper | January 31, 1996
Perhaps some of you have heard or read of Luther’s theology on the Christian in the world and his idea of the dual kingdoms of church and state. I’ve come to believe that a Christian woman in academe is embedded in more than a duality of kingdoms, but a plurality.
The Way of a Shepherd
By: Beulah Wood | June 5, 2007
Possibly half the shepherds in Jesus’ day were women, and probably half the shepherds of the world today, too, are women. I am one of them.
Christian Women and Leadership
By: Roberta Hestenes | October 31, 2006
Scripture and church history make abundantly clear that women can and do exercise significant influence and power in a variety of contexts, including the church. Yet, most of the books and articles available on Christian leadership are written by and for men. In this paper, I will address some leadership issues with a focus on [...]
31 Years in Ministry
By: Judie Ritchie | October 8, 2014
As October rolls around, officially "Pastor Appreciation Month," I'd like to share my perspective on how you might appreciate your own pastor.
Managing Sexual Harassment
By: Lee Taylor | April 30, 1991
This is not an article about the role of women in the church or in the workplace. It is about managerial responsibility to safeguard women on the job. Our laws today say that employers have that responsibility. They must ensure that women are not unfairly treated as sex objects, and that sexuality not interfere with [...]
Getting Control: Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
By: Lee Taylor | January 30, 1991
It is useless to deny that women can be victims. Increasingly, the secular press documents it. The Christian press has long acknowledged it in society at large and is now beginning to acknowledge it even within the sacred walls of the church of Jesus Christ. People are also beginning to acknowledge that sexual harassment [...]
“Where Do I Go?”
By: Beverly Herbert | January 30, 1991
I came to see the fullness of the Christian community and church, but was I surprised. I found instead disdain for my impending leadership as a female. I found lack of acceptance for my ministry and my leadership. I heard so many masculine pronouns used and masculine leaders speak that I wondered if there [...]