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But Then #LIFE Happened

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Kaitlyn Stephens

I've thought all week about what I wanted to share with you. In fact, I thought about it for, four extra days.

Catholic Women React to Pope Francis's Latest Initiative For Women

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion

In his signature, off-the-cuff manner, Pope Francis unleashed a storm of debate on Thursday about the roles that Catholic women can play in the church...

15 Christian Women Get Real About The Role Of Women In The Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.30.2016 | Religion

In her book, Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women, author Sarah Bessey writes about the stereotypes that the word femini...

Christian Women: Gifted to Lead

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Even among those who support women in ministry, there can be a blind spot when it comes to understanding the long history and entrenched views about women in positions of leadership and influence, particularly in the church.

This Is How Many Words Are Spoken By Women In The Bible

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion

There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. These women speak a total of 14,056 words collectively -- roughly 1.1 percent of the ...

Salvation is Not a Human Thing.

Hannah Brencher | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Hannah Brencher

I watched scriptures that I had grown up with be twisted into knives right in front of my eyes and I sat complacently with my hands by my side, not fighting the emptiness that came with each breath of silence. I disclosed information and sorrows that I had never shared with anyone before and watched as they were spat back into my face in the form of a word called "sin." I was dirty. I was shamed. I was forced to share the most embarrassing, vulnerable, and bare moments in my life with leaders of the church. They instructed me to write down every sin I could ever recall committing and read it aloud before a group. And then sit and soak with that sin as I waited in line to get to the light.

Women, Work And The Word

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Look to the widow, look to the single mother. There you will see faith in all its fullness. There you will see Jesus calling us to embrace God's reign.

God's Gender Agenda

Pauline Muchina | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Pauline Muchina

When I was a little girl, I asked my Dad why he did not beat my Mom, or discriminate against his daughters in education like the other men in our community. He said that it was because of Jesus.

Let Her Lead: Creating A Better Future For Women In The Church

Brady Boyd | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Brady Boyd

Let's take a look at what God intended for women, back when Eve burst onto creation's scene. Let's look at some modern-day realities surrounding women and ask what God intends for them now. And let's see what answers we can find.

Women: Living Philanthropy

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Women will inherit 70 percent of the $41 trillion in the inter-generational wealth transfer expected over the next 40 years. That enormous potential philanthropic capital will propel women to the forefront of transformational giving. That gives me hope.

3 Complementarians And A Mutualist

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's time to talk about complementarianism, the theological root of the demeaning, misogynistic evangelical fruit that I surveyed recently.

3 Smokin' Hot Clarifiers

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's more obvious to me than ever after hearing from readers that this problem of a demeaning culture in the church is real; and until we are honest about that, change will not happen.

Smokin' Hot Wives And Water To The Soul

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

There's an obsession among evangelical pastors/leaders with talking/tweeting endlessly about their "smokin' hot wives" -- an obsession that has spread throughout American Christian culture. I was once a part of the segment of evangelicalism that fosters this kind of thing.

10 Lies Christians Believe About Interacting With the Opposite Sex

The Good Women Project | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
The Good Women Project

The sexual tension that pervades even the simplest campus ministry meeting is a pungent and thick as smoke. I can't help but think that these problems wouldn't be problems if we were OK with casual mingling.

How I Broke Free From Religion And Embraced My Sexuality

Angie Schuller Wyatt | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Angie Schuller Wyatt

I have felt marginalized by religion in my life. As a child, my family passed the pulpit from father to son. As an adult, I struggled to climb ministry's version of a corporate ladder. But despite feeling excluded, I found my way.

Roe and Religion

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

In the years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, clergy were among the staunchest supporters of women seeking an abortion.

A Male View Of The Female Side Of God

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

When editor Gloria Steinem invited a male to write a cover story for Ms. magazine, I was him.

An Evangelical Passion To End Slavery

Carol Berkin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Carol Berkin

Grimké's conviction that abolition was, as she put it, a "cause worth dying for" led her into the anti-slavery movement. But her broader moral vision led her to develop views too radical for most of her fellow abolitionists.

A Good Scandal: Kathie Lee Gifford Brings The Gospel To Broadway

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Almost a century after the height of the charismatic preacher's career, Sister Aimee's namesake and notorious reputation has traveled from Los Angeles to Broadway in "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson."

What Are You Waiting For During Advent?

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 02.05.2013 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Is it an opportunity to meet the surprising around you? Is it an opportunity to reflect on what is most needed in your heart and in the world around you? How are you going to wait for that gift?

Joy To The Women

Rachel G. Hackenberg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Rachel G. Hackenberg

Along with Christmas, Advent is the glorious and only time of year when Christians across the theological spectrum can agree on women's participation in God's work.

Confessions Of A Former Model: On Faith And Hour-Glass Figures

Martha Lyles | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Martha Lyles

There's nothing inherently un-Christian about modeling. It's all how you go about it. But tonight's much-hyped Victoria's Secret fashion show is not only a blow to average women still feeling stuffed from Thanksgiving and bloated by holiday treats, it's semi-pornographic.

'Twilight' And Evangelical Christianity's Eternal Girlhood

Linda Kay Klein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Linda Kay Klein

De-sexualizing religious girling goes deep. Real deep. Girls are told that if they become the wrong kind of woman not only will their eternal life be threatened, but the eternal lives of men and boys who trip over them on their path to God will be at risk.

So What If Jesus Had A Wife?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Is it true? Is it a fake? Should we care? If Jesus was married, would it overturn the patriarchy that for 2,000 years kept women out of ordained leadership? Would it allow men to be married and ordained in the Catholic Church?

Jesus Was Otherwise Engaged: Impacting All Women, Not Just One

John Ortberg | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
John Ortberg

Although the Coptic text may be too dated to reflect Jesus' marital status, it is a reminder of his unusual ability to shape cultural conversation -- not least of all where women are concerned. Perhaps the world is still waiting to catch up to this man.