The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies, reviewed by Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace

If you’re looking for a book that can not only teach you something but also give you hope in and for humanity, look no further than The Gathering: A Womanist Church by Irie Lynne Session, Kamilah Hall Sharp, and Jann Aldredge-Clanton. The book begins with an introduction to womanist methodology, specifically related to theology (study […]

Guest Blog: Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace

Here’s how A Marginal Majority came to be. There are several of us who research women in Baptist history. We enter from different points, but we gravitate particularly around Baptist women: what they believe, how they behave, how they adapt, how they organize, and how they think. In the summer of 2013, we gathered in Eugene, Oregon […]

“Oh Freedom” Reimagined, by Vontril and Alexandria McLemore and Jann Aldredge-Clanton

One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a ministry partner at The Gathering, A Womanist Church is forming a friendship with Vontril and Alexandria McLemore. Also ministry partners, they move and delight me and many others with their beautiful duets and their singing in The Gathering choir. I’ve also had the joy of […]

I Wish Someone Had told Me: Equity for Women in the Church, Edited by Rev. Dr. Alfie Wines

“We’ve already done that,” people often say when I mention that I’m working on equity for clergywomen. “We’ve been ordaining women for decades, and we see women in the pulpit.” Although it is true that many denominations have been ordaining women since the 1950s and 60s, that some churches have been calling them to pastoral […]

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