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Women in Ministry

With plenary sessions examining and celebrating the role of women in ministry, the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education held earlier this month drew some 200 participants. […] Read More

The Southern Baptist Convention and Roman Catholic Church both believe in a male-only clergy and struggle with a clergy sex abuse crisis. Until they abandon patriarchy, they will never get a handle on sexual abuse. […] Read More

Southern Baptist leaders, like Al Mohler, claim the “plain teaching of Scripture” says women should not preach to the gathered church. But upon examining his scriptural reasoning, one thing is clear: Mohler gets the Bible wrong. […] Read More

Certain fundamentalists often cite one verse to justify their ban on women preaching in church. It’s a common trick: Isolate a verse, declare it to be universal and offer one interpretation of the text as the “biblical position.” […] Read More

The trends in theological education don’t paint an inspiring picture for women when you focus on the numbers alone, but they aren’t the full story. Here are 6 reasons we must keep educating women for ordained ministry. […] Read More

Women’s leadership in the church has grown rapidly over the last few decades. However, for women, the pace of growth in theological education has slowed significantly. Check out these 8 trends. […] Read More

Many strongly worded statements have been issued since the reporting of hundreds of victims of sexual abuse within Southern Baptist churches. But it’s time we listen to the victims, mostly women, and allow them to find their voice. […] Read More

Women preaching aligns with Scripture and invites us to be more fully the body of Christ. Hearing different voices can spark the congregation’s imagination and sense of calling, particularly in the lives of young women. […] Read More

While the number of women applying for and exercising accredited ministry in Great Britain has steadily grown, many never set out to explore God’s calling of them. But the time for change has surely come. […] Read More

Arguing that women bring complementary gifts and styles to that of men continues to define women’s ministry in relation to men. Women should be in ministry simply because God calls them to be there. […] Read More