How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
Among the hierarchies Jesus overturned was the gender-based hierarchy dominating life in Israel. That included women and the gender-based hierarchies dominating their lives.
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Race, gender, geography, and relationship status have all become ways of making sense of which tribe we fit into (and which ones we don't). The value of single-gender small groups.
Can Robots Be Sexist?
How artificial intelligence might reinforce and amplify gender stereotypes.
Opinion | Sexuality. Can Robots Be Sexist? How artificial intelligence might reinforce and amplify gender stereotypes. Of particular concern to ethicists and technologists is gender bias.
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
Though the overall gender pay gap among clergy has significantly shrunk over the past few decades, from women earning 60 cents on the dollar in 1976 to 93 cents on the dollar in
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
3:16. Thus, the church's patriarchal husk must be peeled away to reclaim the kernel of gender equality and women's dignity inherent to Christianity. “If
The Gender Conversation We Aren’t Having
Why sexism deserves more attention than the complementarian-egalitarian debates.
Opinion | Sexuality. The Gender Conversation We Aren't Having. To be clear, it's important to have theological and hermeneutical arguments about gender roles.
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
Some of my biggest advocates have been those who do not share my gender or my ethnic background: white men, black pastors (women and men), and Asian men.
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
Stone rightly notes that evangelical gender norms that may seem unusual within the broader culture today were widespread outside the church not that long ago.
I’m a Woman Who Got Kicked Out of Women’s Bathrooms
Our zealous policing of gender norms can have unintended and hurtful consequences.
Opinion | Sexuality. I'm a Woman Who Got Kicked Out of Women's Bathrooms. Our zealous policing of gender norms can have unintended and hurtful consequences.
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
Blogging gives women the tools to circumvent gender discrimination, to celebrate being a woman, and to exchange theological ideas. No wonder it has been so life-giving to so many!
How We Made Too Much of Gender
Reclaiming an identity more meaningful than manhood or womanhood.
Opinion | Sexuality. How We Made Too Much of Gender. I didn't think about gender much, partly because I grew up in a genderless household, and partly because of the culture itself.
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
of these discipleship opportunities.”. 3. Offer some discipleship courses that are integrated rather than always gender-segregated. The Titus 2 model
I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?
What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender.
Opinion | Sexuality. I'm a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys? What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender. Rachel Marie Stone.
Dealing with ‘Gender Disappointment’
In the age of girl power, many of us want daughters. Here's why I’m happy either way.
Opinion | Sexuality. Dealing with 'Gender Disappointment'. In the age thinking pink. But the old wives tales, gender predictions, and wishful thinking were wrong. I
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
circles. Among the tweets were stories of restrictive gender roles—women confined to traditionally nurturing positions regardless of their gifts and abilities.
Dispatches from Baylor: Let Women Lead
We see female professors excel when the people around them support their callings.
wasn't until I taught Gaudy Night that I really began to understand the implications of its argument: that women are called to vocations just like men and regardless of gender expectations