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Women & the SBC: 100 yrs. of 'extraordinary' input notedNASHVILLE (BP) -- In 1917, the Southern Baptist Convention received what Georgia's Christian Index newsjournal called "quite a shock" when a Texas church music leader made a motion at the SBC annual meeting concerning "the eternal question": Should women be allowed to serve as SBC messengers?
Following a protracted -- and feisty -- debate that ended with a contested parliamentary maneuver, the convention answered that question in the negative. But the following year, Robert Coleman of First Baptist Church in Dallas made his motion again and prevailed. Read More
Women's discipleship underscored at NOBTS eventNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- At home or on the job, women committed to discipleship and transformed by Christ can change the world, speakers said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's "Discipling women into the future" conference.
Rhonda Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, said the March 15-16 sessions aimed to equip women to minister through the church to other women, which the seminary's women's academic programs likewise do. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When feminism & faith collide
"God cares more for women than any pro-woman advocate possibly could," Sharayah Colter writes. Women must be cautious whether "voices demanding something in the name of justice and equality for women are friend or foe," she writes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: My inner strife
Shea Hicks chronicles her journey from supporting female pastors to accepting God's design of complementary roles for men and women. "My inner strife ... was not so much about the plight of women generally," she writes. "It was more about my lack of trust in a faithful God." Read More
Women's leadership event: 'Be steadfast'NASHVILLE (BP) -- Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ.
There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay's annual Women's Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.
TerKeurst's breast cancer diagnosis in October came on the heels of her June announcement that she and her husband of 25 years were separating due to his substance abuse and infidelity. She told the gathered leaders that having a cancer diagnosis and a marriage crisis happen so closely together was difficult, but that the Word of God was anchoring her -- and it could anchor them, too. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Women & God's design for the church
Men and women, as God's image-bearers to the rest of creation, can trust His design "for how we fit together as the church," Candi Finch writes, listing key facets of His "blueprints" as found in Scripture. Read More
Reformation women's 'tremendous' impact highlightedNASHVILLE (BP) -- For nearly the first century of its existence, the International Monument to the Reformation in Geneva did not include any women's names among the Protestant Reformation personalities it honored.
But in 2002, the name Marie Dentiere was engraved on a stone marker, a notable though late acknowledgment that women played an important role in the church's 16th-century return to biblical roots.
The Reformation "transformed the position of women," said Diana Severance, a ... Read More
NOBTS celebrates 20 years of women's ministryNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Celebrating 20 years of a women's ministry program and its impact around the world, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary honored Rhonda Harrington Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, for her integral role in the NOBTS program.
The presentation in chapel Sept. 26 was followed by a luncheon in Kelley's honor where the Rhonda Harrington Kelley scholarship benefiting women in academics was announced, with details forthcoming. Read More
'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminariesNASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More