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About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.

The Ox is in the Ditch

The ox is in the ditch and Christian religious leaders will not break the law to rescue the ox so the family can be fed. Continue reading

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We the people

“We the People” meant white males and it was understood that while they brought with them wives, children and servants, those wives, children and servants were not part of “We the People.” Continue reading

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Gender roles and the people they hurt

Gender roles is not biblical, because it is a form of spiritual and emotional abuse. Continue reading

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A long time coming

The climate for abuse will not change until Baptist women are recognized as being fully human and fully spiritual in the church and in their homes. Continue reading

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A Mother’s Fight for her Daughter

There is a healing that needs to take place for yourselves, and your daughters, your daughters-in-law, your sisters.  Continue reading

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Part 6. Stepping into the Christian era

Like the original Eve, this woman Mary Magdalene who was cleansed of all her sins, remained under the curse of man. Not God, but man. So do all of us women who have come after her. Continue reading

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Part 5. The Garden

So we have finally arrived in the garden and the world has been turned upside down. Where do we go from here? Do we leave Mary and the other women beside an empty grave? Continue reading

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Part 4. Destination, the garden

No matter what shape the world is in, the writers of The Danvers Statement would never have chosen the woman at the well to be the instrument God used to win lost people to Christ. Continue reading

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Part 3. Destination, the Garden

What stories are you telling about your relationship with Jesus? Continue reading

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Part 2. Destination the Garden

If Jesus calls women for the extraordinary, why wouldn’t he call women for the ordinary? Preaching, for instance. Continue reading

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