Category Archives: Featuring Women in the Bible

How Did Jesus Treat Women?

I am re-posting a recent blog article written by Shirley Taylor at “bWe Baptist Women for Equality’s Blog,” found here: https://bwebaptistwomenforequality.wordpress.com/ Shirley’ promotional material notes that she “writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality … Continue reading

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Who Protects Whom in Christ? (Thoughts on a BMBW Teaching)

Phyllis Nissila WHO As I read a recent commentary regarding one of the teachings of the contemporary, “Biblical Manhood/Biblical Womanhood” (BMBW) movement focused on who “protects” whom (in this doctrine, men hold the primary position of protectors of wives and … Continue reading

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On Christian Male Headship: Is There a Better Way?

Phyllis Nissila I was listening to a couple who subscribe to a particular brand of Christian male headship. The husband spent several minutes justifying his (superior) decision-making position in the family and with his wife, in particular. Both agreed that … Continue reading

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On Beauties, Beasts, and Abigail

Phyllis Nissila This post was inspired in part by an essay on the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” and in part by my ongoing concern and encouragement for women in abusive or potentially abusive relationships whether secular or in patriarchal … Continue reading

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What Shall We Now Do With Christian Women? On Chattel, Whores, Ladies Faire, and Brides

Phyllis Nissila A question with ancient roots distracts modern Christendom with revived potency: what shall we now do with the women? Spurred by modern brands of the Patriarchy Movement, some wonder: is church policy clear enough on women teaching only … Continue reading

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Spirit of His Spirit: a Woman’s/Believer’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila PROLOGUE When I left Roman Catholicism in the seventies I thought I had also left behind the notion of a spiritual hierarchy, the idea that there is more than one mediator, who is Jesus Christ, between God and … Continue reading

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A Christian’s “Place”

Phyllis Nissila (What prompts this commentary is my heart to encourage Christians to walk boldly in their relationship with Jesus Christ, for whom the Son has set free is free indeed [John 8:36]. Of particular concern to me, and a … Continue reading

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