This post was written by Daniel Paszak who describes himself as a feminist Christian concerned about education in the church. He is a graduate of Bethel Seminary and a friend of CBE. I. If women are kept from teaching, then the perspectives that mediate the teachings of the church will be the perspectives of men [...]
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If you’re looking for a powerful film to watch, consider Iron Jawed Angels, a dramatization of the American suffragist Alice Paul (1885-1977). Her legacy is one of a kind. Few leaders exhibit more genius in responding to the rhetoric and strategies of their opponents than Paul. For egalitarians today, her struggle and ours have significant parallels. [...]
Authority, the dictionary tells me, means several things: for one, the power to enforce obedience. In practical affairs, we often think of it as the right to tell others what to do. Wouldn’t you think that if anyone has that right, it would be those who know the law best? One would suppose that interpreters [...]
I HAVE THIS DREAM……… of little children being free to explore their world without the voices telling them that ‘little boys do/don’t do this’ and ‘little girls do/don’t do that’ of little boys being free to enjoy crafts and quiet pursuits without being called ‘sissies’ of little girls being free to climb trees and play [...]
A man has to be twice as good a parent as a woman to get child custody. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult. Ouch. Blatantly sexist. A woman has to be twice as good as a man to get the same job. Fortunately, this isn’t difficult. Ouch. Popular coffee cup. I’ve worked almost 20 years in legal [...]
Certainly one of the most puzzling remarks in Paul’s writings is found in 1 Timothy 2:15, “But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety” (TNIV). This verse has spawned a host of widely divergent interpretations. Is there any hope for recovering what Paul had in view regarding [...]