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Women in Leadership: Achieving Mission

Last year, Grace Chapel, a megachurch in the Boston area, voted by a large margin to allow women to serve as elders, removing the final hurdle for women leaders at this church. As a member of the Women in Leadership National Study research team studying gender parity in evangelical organizations, I had been following the debate at Grace Chapel. What was so revolutionary about Grace Chapel’s decision? I argue that it was the dual message of believing that this decision…
Janel Curry
September 1, 2015
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God, Nature, and Society: Theological Frameworks Illuminated by Two Natural Disasters

OCTOBER 2012: ESSAY by Janel Curry Moments of great stress such as natural disasters illuminate underlying theological constructs and worldviews. Extreme natural events bring to the fore the basic structures of these belief systems, beliefs about the most basic human problems and their solutions, concepts of good and evil, and the trajectory of history. Historical work has been done on the impacts of major natural events on various societies, including religious interpretations of the tragedies, such as the association in…
Janel Curry
October 1, 2012