Tag Archives: Egalitarianism

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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Complementarian Pastors Wave Bye-Bye to Patriarchy

[I have an April Fools’ Day guest post at Amy Buckley’s blog today. Here’s the intro, then click on over to read the rest.] *** In an abrupt about-face, a group of well-known mega-pastors have announced plans to welcome and … Continue reading

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Mail and Female: A Story About Women, the Post Office, and Church

[In honor of Women’s History Month I have a guest post at The Junia Project today. Here’s the opening:] Angela Serratore’s 2012 article on 19th Century women and the rise of modern postal service sheds light on a world foreign to people … Continue reading

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Manliness and Femininity: the lies of “Biblical Gender Roles”

They say there’s an exception to every rule, which makes me wonder: And what happens when there are so many exceptions they end up swallowing the rule altogether? Exceptional women? For those who teach that the Bible requires certain roles and functions … Continue reading

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If Dads Are Pastors Of Their Families, What Does That Make Moms?

Here’s an interesting (and by interesting I mean odd) meme on husbands: If the husband is the Pastor, what does that make the wife? Well, if they have kids maybe she can be the Children’s Ministry Director. (She can’t be … Continue reading

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