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Shekinah Magazine
A dozen years ago, some Christian feminists began half-seriously referring to God as "she" while struggling with the heavily masculine images of the Creator.

Eventually, it was widely agreed that the biblical God embraces both genders.

But that left the problem of the pronoun unresolved. In an era when women religious leaders have challenged church-as-usual, how could the feminine dimension of the Deity be expressed?


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Shekinah Magazine
We have witnessed the anguish of Christian women who strive to find a home within their churches. What can we learn from the past to help us make sense out of present traditions that seem so oblivious to women's needs? In broad strokes, this article traces a long history of fluctuating emphases on patriarchal or matriarchal values in the Christian church and in the larger society. The article has been adapted from the keynote address delivered at a conference sponsored by the Boston chapter of Evangelical Women's Caucus last April.

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Lois Roden, the 64-year-old leader of the Living Waters Branch a reformist group that broke away from the Seventh-Day Adventists launched a crusade in 1977 to inform the world that the Holy Spirit is a feminine representation.

Members of the 16-family community in Waco, Texas, devote countless hours and the bulk of their incomes to research and promotion of what Roden claims is the "correct" image of God: A Trinity that consists of the Father, Mother and Son.


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Shekinah Magazine
What did the Apostle Paul mean when he wrote, "For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body" (Eph. 5:23)? And, "The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God" (1 Cor. 11:3)?


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Shekinah Magazine
The Vatican "Declaration on the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood" issued in October, 1976, has, like most statements coming from Rome, served the valuable purpose of letting us know what points the controversy will hinge on. Although its formal purpose is to squelch definitively any thoughts anyone might have in that direction, its actual result is to set future debate (which it has certainly aroused) on the footing of now-we-know-where-we-stand.

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Shekinah Magazine
WITH HEATED convictions, evangelicals dogmatically dismount at different levels from the precipitous ladder ascending to sexual equality in the ministry. If our inconsistencies were not so tragic they would at times be humorous. We permit women to teach Sunday school but not mixed adult classes. We commission women to administer mission compounds and ordain them to minister to the distant lost, but they are barred from church boards and ministry at home.


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When Lois Roden prays, she says, "Our Mother who art in heaven."

When she talks of the coming of the second Messiah, she talks about a woman.

She sounds like a rebellious young theology student, but this Texas-based promoter of the female deity is a 64-year-old grandmother, an exile of the Seventh Day Adventist Church who believes the Holy Spirit is a feminine image of God.



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Shekinah Magazine
The University of British Columbia campus has been turned into a colorful scene in the last two weeks [July 24-Aug. 10] as delegates of the world's churches have met to form the Sixth Assembly of the World Council of Churches [WCC].

The diversity of race, language, dress and church order has been obvious. More than ever before, the power, presence and peace of women made itself felt in the Vancouver Assembly, as can be seen from the excerpted articles, from "Canvas," the official newspaper of the World Council of Churches, Sixth Assembly, August 10, 1983.


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