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We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

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Does the egalitarian rejection of a hierarchical view of submission mean we don’t value biblical teaching? By no means! Egalitarians need to reclaim true, biblical submission that is rooted in love and service.

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Is God strong, vigilant, and manly? Or compassionate, merciful, and motherly? What if it’s both? Let’s explore more deeply the implications of the compassion of God for how we understand femininity and motherhood.

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Is the debate over women’s function in the church an issue of theology and roles assigned by God, or is it an issue of culture, power, and value? Reflections on sexism and racism inspired by Floyd E. Rose.

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The startling reality for many women in ministry in egalitarian churches and organizations is that misogyny and patriarchy are still at work.

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Many women do not have role models in ministry around them. In these instances, let us cast our gaze to the women who are lifted up in Scripture, especially the ones who worked alongside Paul.

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Four lessons—on trust, silence, enabling, and power—to help evangelical organizations avoid gaslighting.

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Churches and Christian organizations need to examine their policies for mothers, especially maternity leave. We need to create generous provisions to care for the mothers who serve in our midst.

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The domineering masculinity of American culture and the American church creates a distinct insecurity in men. This insecurity so bleeds out that men feel they must make others—particularly women—small.

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The church needs to do better in caring for the mental and physical health of mothers. A thorough understanding of Genesis 1 and 3 will help build a framework from which to act.

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