From Process to Main Event

From Process to Main Event

Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty This article, through four snapshots, gives a brief look at the church's recent progress and pitfalls concerning women in ministry. How can the gospel's boundary-breaking power take center stage in the church, overshadowing historical injustice?
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Responses

Sankofa and Synergy: Meeting Together as Women of Color
Dr. Katie G. Cannon Looking forward while holding on to the past, the church must remain centered on its call to justice and equality. Read more...
Autobiographical Snapshots: A Story of Change in the PCUSA
Dr. E. Elizabeth Johnson The beginnings of women in Presbyterian ministry were fraught with status dissonance. Elizabeth Johnson's personal story demonstrates the gradual change that surrounded her as scholar, chaplain, and professor. Read more...
Women as Equals: the Need for Continuing Change
Lindsay Armstrong Armstrong uses more snapshots to catalog women's ongoing need to work for equality in the minds and hearts of churches. Discrimination often occurs because of fears and stereotypes that usually stay hidden. Read more...
Sharing Our Stories
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty Sharing "snapshots," as we have, allows us to remember the past, work collaboratively, and create space for authentic communities to emerge. Read more...

Extras

Note from the Editor
Even the editor gives snapshots in this edition. Dr. Douglas concludes by bemoaning "the ambiguity of all change," and emphasizes the generational challenge facing today's women in ministry. Read more...
Curriculum
This issue's curriculum connects the four main articles, inviting students to recognize their own biases and those of the church. Rev. Rachael Whaley-Pate is head of staff at Rehoboth Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. Read more...