Category Archives: Gender Issues

Story-Making as Shalom-Making


(On October 24, 2015, I delivered this keynote address at the Christian Courier Story-maker’s Symposium, celebrating that Christian newspaper’s 70th anniversary. Give and take some spur of the moment revisions and minus introductory remarks and the power point slides, this … Continue reading

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Biblical Maternal Images for God


Mother’s Day makes me think about God’s maternal side. Christianity has been guilty of a patriarchal history that has been oppressive of women. Our conception of God as masculine, e.g. God as Father or King, certainly contributes to our slide … Continue reading

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How Traditional Are Traditional Gender Roles?


The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) once had a reality-based show called, “The Week the Women Went”. Apparently, all of a town’s women left their men to fend for themselves for a week. I didn`t see an episode but the ads … Continue reading

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Are Paul’s Writings Anti-Women?


(This post is an update of an article originally published in The Banner, March 2004, pp. 34-36. ) “The Bible is a sexist book and oppressive to women.” That is a message Christian students often hear repeated in the classrooms of … Continue reading

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