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Women’s responses at the 1890 General Conference

The 1890 Free Methodist General Conference was the first general conference to have women delegates, which added tension to the debate about women’s ordination. Clara Wetherald of the East Michigan … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

Opposition to Ordaining Women at the 1890 Conference

Over the last few weeks I’ve been dissecting the 1890 Free Methodist General Conference debate about ordaining women. While we’ve read some wonderful defenses of women in ministry, it’s important … Continue reading

June 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Equally Capable: Women in Ministry

The 1890 Free Methodist General Conference debate about the ordination of women is one of the most important moments in Free Methodist Church history. The debate about women’s roles still … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Debating the Same Points for Centuries

The idea that God created men and women with different capabilities and purposes has driven the debate about gender equality for centuries.  Yet, while the idea seems fairly straightforward – … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

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