Tag Archives: Egalitarianism

Girls, Boys, Men and Women – Whose World Is It?

[Today’s guest post is from Cristy Tice, who writes of her childhood debates and grown-up lessons on the equality of women and men serving Jesus in a world that doesn’t yet get it.] The Great Debate I remember my first … Continue reading

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Mega-Pastors Abandon Patriarchy, Promote Women Leaders

[An appropriate post each April 1.] In an abrupt about-face, a group of well-known mega-pastors have announced plans to welcome and promote women in all positions of church leadership. “There are so many passages of women leading men in the … Continue reading

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That Time I Chose a Church My Friends Wouldn’t Approve Of

[Today’s guest post is from Jeanette Hanscome, who writes of the powerful blessings God delivers when women and men engage in the pastoral work God has prepared for them.] I sat in church getting so much out of the sermon … Continue reading

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Treating Women as People Does Not Depend on Their Relationship to Men

Our expectations for how men should treat women are often stated in the negative — don’t abuse; don’t oppress; don’t sexually assault. These are obvious, bare minimum standards for male behavior that shouldn’t have to be stated, but here we … Continue reading

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Men Advance the Kingdom of God While Women Retreat?

I’m not sure when or where I first saw this but it was about fifteen years ago: Real Men Don’t Retreat. Real Men Advance! Looking closer, I saw it had to do with a men’s outing. That church was organizing … Continue reading

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Seminary for a Woman Among Men – costly change in the face of opposition

[Kathy Calvert’s guest post on her seminary experience outlines the opposition she faced even among men who claimed to support her ministry plans, and the cost of finding a new way to pursue her education.] Nothing in life prepared me for … Continue reading

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The Patriarchist’s Guide to Studying the Women of the Bible

*** This list isn’t far off the mark. See: Silencing Women – the guaranteed way for men to stay in control. ***

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Paying the Wrong Price for Women

Does it advance the cause of women to see other women in prominent and influential positions no matter what they believe and what they do to advance their beliefs? If someone presents herself as a minister of Christ yet acts … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Professor Proves Women Are Spiritual Leaders Over Men

[From the archives.] Wayne Grudem recently gave an interview (my thanks to Joan for linking to it) in which he argues that women should not lead men, that men are the spiritual leaders over women, and that all of this … Continue reading

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Being Egalitarian and Taking the Bible Seriously

Too often I read criticism that egalitarians don’t take the Bible seriously, or they simply don’t pay attention to it at all. One blogger recently decried the decision of a conservative church to open up the office of elder to … Continue reading

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