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Church leaders who are women already faced higher expectations with fewer resources than their male counterparts. Then the pandemic hit.

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Hear Dr. Beth Allison Barr and Laura Barringer on North Texas Giving Day!

BONUS FOR EARLY GIVERS - early givers receive an invitation to a book club with Rhesa. Her newest e-book describes the five things women have said are necessary to make safe spaces for them to thrive in ministry. Give now and receive the invite to join!

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Toxic Masculinity. Deaf to Women's Stories. Sexual Impropriety. Sexual Assault.

If it feels tiring to hear, imagine how it feels to the women who've suffered these again and again. Why are we seeing this pattern again and again? Is my church immune to this sort of moral failure? How do women feel about working in my church?

There are no easy answers.

Two women who are publicly striving to shine a light on these trends and suggest cultures that honor women and hear their voices are Dr. Beth Allison Barr, author of The Making of Biblical Womanhood, and Laura Barringer, co-author of A Church Called Tov. Learn more about their work below.

On Thursday, September 23, we'll post recordings we made recently with both of these amazing women. You won't want to miss it.

Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on women and religion in medieval and early modern England, especially in how they are viewed and portrayed in sermon literature. How the advent of Protestantism affected women’s roles in the church has carried her research beyond medieval Catholicism into the world of early modern Baptists.



Laura Barringer is a teacher of primary-grade students. She is the co-author of Sharing God's Love: The Jesus Creed for Children and wrote a teacher lesson and activity guide to accompany the book. She is also co-author of A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing. Laura is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Mark, and three beagles.