How the Transgender Narrative Perpetuates Stereotypes
The church can offer hope to those who find it hard to love the body they’re in.
From the time Brandon was a toddler, he was what many call “gender nonconforming.” In preschool, while the boys roughhoused on one side of the room, he played with the little girls.
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
way. Gender and Bereavement. Men done. But once again, I was face-to-face with gender differences in how men and women tend to seek support. Bereaved
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.
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.
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
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
A new campaign called #SilenceIsNotSpiritual calls on evangelical congregations and leaders to speak up and act on behalf of victims of gender-based violence, who fear their stories
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.
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
Good for Women?” They thanked me for tackling difficult passages in Scripture involving violence against women and asked me the expected questions about gender roles in marriage
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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