Pastors know that equality for the women in their church is the right thing to do, but many choose not to do it. They cannot make a u-turn because it might embarrass them in front of their peers, and it would hit them in the pocketbook. Continue reading
I am waiting for my Juneteenth by the Southern Baptist Convention. A day that they will come to us and tell us what we have always known, that we are free from bondage and that they welcome us as equal citizens of Christ.
We haven’t won the fight for Christian women’s equality in the United States yet, and while it is good to enable women in foreign lands to have equality, let us not forget that our churches are still holding on the belief that women are subordinate to men. Continue reading
You would never know it from pastors, but 1 Peter 3:1 is the same as 1 Corinthians 7:13. All is means is to remain in whatever situation you are in – circumcised or not, married or not, slave or not. Has nothing to do with women must submit to their husbands in order to honor God. Continue reading
Women were made for more than crying out in pain during childbirth. Continue reading
Jesus never recognized qualifications by birth. All were worthy, regardless of their station in life and regardless of their gender. Continue reading
Sow the Wind, Read the Whirlwind is the title of the article written by Jocelyn Andersen for this edition of Five Smooth Stones. Sign up for our newsletter Five Smooth Stones. Continue reading
They are false prophets, leading people astray. No matter how heartfelt their beliefs are. They are wrong. The Bible does not bear out their theology. This is a new theology brought about because they were afraid women seeking equality would destroy the church. Continue reading