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Male and Female in Christ

By: Mimi Haddad | July 9, 2014

Male and Female in Christ

Ten Christian Women

By: Elizabeth Myers | July 31, 1988

Junia, the female companion of Andronicus, has the unique distinction (for one of her sex) of being referred to by St. Paul as an apostle (Romans 16:7). Although she was one of Paul’s relatives, coming to faith ahead of her more famous kinsman, we know but little about her ministry. 

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Early Evidence of Women Officers in the Church

By: CBE International | October 31, 1987

People sometimes write us to ask where they can find evidence that actual women held official positions of church officership. Professor Greg Horsley of Macquarie University, Australia, has kindly supplied us with the following partial list of references to  women in church leadership. 

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Leadership of Women in Crete and Macedonia as a Model for the Church

By: Aída Besançon Spencer | October 31, 2013

A superficial glance at the New Testament in translation, combined with an expectation of a subordinate role for women, results in generalizations that Paul commands women not to teach or have authority (1 Tim 2:11–15), except in the case of older women teaching younger women how to be housewives (Titus 2:3–5), and women are not to teach in [...]

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Women Interpreters of the Bible

By: Marion Taylor, Heather E. Weir | December 5, 2007

Sarah Trimmer (1741–1810), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896), and Elizabeth Baxter (1837–1926) are three foremothers of faith who have left us an extensive legacy of published works.   

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An Irrepressible Legacy

By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2007

One of the most important contributors to the biblical basis for women’s ministry was Katharine Bushnell (1856–1946), who wrote perhaps the most extensive biblical treatment of gender ever published. 

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Can't We Just Agree to Disagree?

By: Mimi Haddad | March 28, 2014

Have you found yourself sharing the Bible’s support for women’s Gospel-service when someone asserts emphatically, “Can’t we just agree to disagree? This isn’t a salvation issue, after all!” And, being peace-loving Christians, we are at first inclined to agree. Until we remember someone like Lottie Moon.

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Ludmila Javorova: For Such a Time as This

By: Hilary Ritchie | March 26, 2014

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we will take a look at a woman who courageously followed the guidance of the Holy Spirit in troubling times.

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Thérèse of Lisieux: "My Vocation Is Love!"

By: Hilary Ritchie | March 19, 2014

“My vocation is love!” These words of Thérèse of Lisieux caught my attention immediately. As a twenty-something trying to “figure out my life,” I found Thérèse’s bold statement jarring at first. But, as I reflected on her confident words, I found them reassuring and true. Who was this woman who [...]

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