"The most difficult part of making changes in our lives is that our communities do not always change with us. Our friends do not always change with us. Our family members do not always change with us." -Rev. April Emick Fiet
Tag: Christian leadership
Radical OT Women of the Advent: Sarah
"By focusing His desire and choice on Sarah, God was establishing that it is He who determines the standards of acceptability and suitability for His purposes and calling and that it is not based on any natural qualification we could ever bring to the table."
Eve, Patriarchy’s First Contender
"So, suddenly in Genesis 5:3, humans are no longer 'seen' as beings made in God's image. Rather, Adam sees his offspring as beings made in his own image. And suddenly, Eve's name is no longer mentioned...patriarchy has arrived!"
Reflections on the 2017 Evangelical Theological Society Conference by Haley Gabrielle
"Having even just one woman or person of color speaking on a panel or within a group of papers can have a big impact on the tenor of the conversation." -Haley Gabrielle
We Belong Here Too
"As a Christian woman, I cannot turn a blind eye to how the Bible has been and is still being taken out of context and used to perpetuate injustice to women." -Fola Folayan
Jesus, Mary, & Women Who Walk Into Difficult Spaces
"Jesus doesn’t minimize the obstacles she faces as a woman who has finally obtained a seat at the table. Jesus will stand in the gap to make sure no one takes it back!" -Raya Parvez
Can a Woman Teach a Man? Creflo Dollar Speaks Out
"... it is religious teaching that stresses male domination and suppresses the voices, gifts, and talents of women." -Pastor Creflo Dollar
Does God Support Gender Equality?
There are those who feel that because I am a pastor, it is wrong for me to speak about and advocate for gender equality (and to some extent, all the other equalities I speak about). They feel it is 'ungodly' and that it creates disharmony in the Christian community. But today, I'd like to set… Continue reading Does God Support Gender Equality?
Patriarchy is the Disease. Jesus is the Cure!
I love the book of Genesis, because more than anything else, it is the book of 'beginnings' or 'origins.' While it doesn't give us a scientific explanation for how things work, nevertheless what it gives us is their 'source.' The origin of 'beings.' The origin of species. The origin of life! The origin of 'relationships.'… Continue reading Patriarchy is the Disease. Jesus is the Cure!
If God Called You…
How often have women heard the phrase "If God called you..." in response to the complaints of discrimination against female church leadership and female ministers??? Those who spout this phrase would have us believe that IF God genuinely calls a woman to ministry and ministerial leadership, she would automatically escape the bitter and antagonistic rejections… Continue reading If God Called You…