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Women in Scripture and Mission: Junia the Apostle

By: Kimberly Dickson | November 4, 2022

Paul’s reference to Junia as an apostle often stops many protestant Christians in their tracks for three reasons: they have never heard of Junia, they did not think women could be apostles, or they thought there were only twelve apostles. 

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Vindicating Bathsheba

By: Amanda Pence | November 3, 2022

If we truly want to cultivate a culture in our church where women and men thrive as equals, we must stop blaming victims, including Bathsheba, who honored the Torah much more than David did. We must listen when someone comes forward, believe that they are acting in good faith, and investigate.

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A Medieval Makeover: Women's Roles Before and After the Reformation

By: Michele Arndt | November 3, 2022

The journey of women’s leadership in the church is hardly a straight line. It is a curvy road with plenty of twists and turns, sometimes pointing women to lead and, at other times, pointing them right out the door. One result of the Protestant Reformation was to drive women out of leadership and into [...]

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The Ministry of Women and the Merger of Church and State in Fourth-Century Christianity

By: Shelley Siemens Janzen | November 3, 2022

Christianity's fourth-century merger with the Roman Empire suppressed the NT pattern of welcoming women as exemplary servant leaders.

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Audio: Using Biblical Female Imagery to Bolster Self-Esteem in Women

By: Aída Besançon Spencer, William David Spencer, Wilma Faye Mathis | November 2, 2022

Part of the challenge of Galatians 3:28 is to encourage women, servants/slaves, and Gentiles to overcome the lowered self-esteem they may have received as a result of suffering oppression. Substituting positive images for the negative images those oppressed now endure may be helpful in raising self-esteem. For this task, this ministry-oriented workshop first examines feminine [...]

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Audio: Between Sisters: Using Our Collective Courage to Live Out Galatians 3:28

By: Michelle D. Williams | November 2, 2022

Using the daughters of Zelophehad as our text (Numbers 27:1–11), we'll examine the collective courage of these sisters, draw parallels to our present callings, and use their example to inspire us to live out Galatians 3:28.

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Video: Between Sisters: Using Our Collective Courage to Live Out Galatians 3:28

By: Michelle D. Williams | November 2, 2022

Using the daughters of Zelophehad as our text (Numbers 27:1–11), we'll examine the collective courage of these sisters, draw parallels to our present callings, and use their example to inspire us to live out Galatians 3:28.

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Audio: Women at the Margins: Leaders in Christian History

By: Mimi Haddad | November 2, 2022

A review of women’s unique contributions from the early church to the modern era, this workshop will also consider contributions from lesser-known women whose legacies survive despite prejudice due to race, ethnicity, education, and more.

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Video: Male, Female, Slave, and Free in the Context of a Pandemic: In the Thought of Katharine Bushnel

By: Boaz Johnson | November 2, 2022

Katharine Bushnell witnessed and investigated the sexual slavery of women and girls in China, Wisconsin, and India during the late 1800s. Devastated by what she saw, she struggled with what it means to be male, female, slave, and free in the context of a pandemic. In response she wrote her magnum opus, God's Word to [...]

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Audio: Male, Female, Slave, and Free in the Context of a Pandemic: In the Thought of Katharine Bushnel

By: Boaz Johnson | November 2, 2022

Katharine Bushnell witnessed and investigated the sexual slavery of women and girls in China, Wisconsin, and India during the late 1800s. Devastated by what she saw, she struggled with what it means to be male, female, slave, and free in the context of a pandemic. In response she wrote her magnum opus, God's Word to [...]

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