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Beth Allison Barr

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What If Biblical Womanhood Isn’t Biblical?

The Nativity panel from St. Mary’s, Shrewsbury, Shropshire A student stopped me after class recently. She wanted to know if I listened to the Christian Feminism podcast because the latest episode mentioned me. “I realized,” she said, “that I knew Dr. Barr!” So of course…
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March 10, 2020
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How Evangelicals Forgot Women’s History

A country church burned to the ground last week. Flames billowed over its wooden spires in a scene reminiscent of Notre Dame. But while stone defended the Parisian cathedral, the timber walls of the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas, didn’t stand a chance.…
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March 10, 2020
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God’s Christmas Gift To Women

It was Christmas, 1388, in Shrewsbury, a bustling market town far in the west of England. Winter frosted white the new timbers of the Bear Steps Hall, sparkling on the new glaze of the abbey’s west window, making even the centuries-old streets look new and…
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March 10, 2020