I will speak up for my sisters in the margins, even when it seems no one wants to hear

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I chose to join with my coauthors to write a reflective, Jesus-centered message about why we believe the Bible and the Kingdom of God set women free. The whole thing started in a church Bible study, and women of all ages testified to their newfound freedom in Christ. It seemed like a timely message, joining a chorus of other voices who were encouraging God’s people to step up and treat women with the dignity God has bestowed on them. To get all hands on deck in the building of God’s Kingdom of love and justice. [Continue Reading...]

Reclaiming Eve: Dorothy Greco’s story

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Dorothy Littell Greco has spent the past thirty-three years following Jesus. In addition to trying to become more like the One she loves, Dorothy works as a photographer, writer, and pastor. She and her husband have three sons, and as of August 2014, one daughter-in-law. You can find more of Dorothy’s work on her website or by following her on twitter (@dorothygreco) or on facebook.

If ezer[1], the Hebrew word used to describe Eve, literally means strong rescuer, being a mother and being an ezer have often felt mutually exclusive. Changing diapers, settling sibling arguments, teaching my sons to read are all important but definitely not on par with the adventures of Joan of Arc or Tolkien’s Éowyn. One could argue that the activities which have dominated my days have actually disqualified me for the job description laid out in Genesis. Or have they?

Carolyn Custis James writes in Ruth, “The Bible’s consistent usage of ezer within a military content has led to the conclusion that God created the woman to be a warrior alongside the man in advancing God’s kingdom throughout the earth.” I’ve never fired a gun or drawn a sword but I assure you, I mother like a warrior. [Continue Reading...]

When men subvert gender hierarchy in the Church

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"Tension is soaring among evangelicals over what it means to say God gave men and women different roles," wrote The Washington Post's Michelle Boorstein on Wednesday. The article is titled "U.S. evangelicals headed for showdown over gender … [Continue reading]

Reclaiming Eve: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson’s story

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Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is an inspirational speaker, freelance writer, and human trafficking advocate. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A. Christian Leadership), she has over 15 years of experience … [Continue reading]

Reclaiming Eve: Cara Meredith’s story

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Cara Meredith is a writer, speaker and musician from in the greater San Francisco area. She is currently tweaking away at her first book when not on the hunt for the world’s greatest chips and guacamole. She loves people, food, reading, the great … [Continue reading]