Lent in a Bag: a congregational Lenten practice

A few years ago, the website Building Faith shared a great idea for Lent, Lent in a Bag. Members of RevGals have made some adaptations to the concept, and because it is a popularly-searched topic in our Facebook group, we are sharing it here on the blog, too. Tanya Webster brought it to our attention… Read More

Faith and Illness: Living with IBS and Hyper-mobile Joint Syndrome

The first time I realised my digestive system worked differently to others I was probably in my teens. I had grown up expecting that every so often things would either stop or go into overdrive, to me this was just normal. Fast forward to my early 20s, expecting my first child – and suddenly it… Read More

Tuesday Prayer, in which God asks us, “How much longer?”

Holy God, We’ve had one extraordinary day after another, composed of violence and disaster and death; we’ve reacted with fear, grief, exhaustion, anger, and despair. We ask you, how long? You ask us the same. How much longer until people say no to leaders who stir up hate? How much longer until people put down… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Can we talk about closing?

A few years ago at the NEXT Church National Gathering I attended a workshop for pastors serving churches that might close. I noted that, aside from a friend of the presenter’s and a judicatory official, all the pastors in the room were women. While we may not be the only clergy serving congregations at the… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Seeking writers

We are seeking more clergywomen to write for our weekly feature, The Pastoral is Political. Our current team includes 16 writers who each write 3 to 4 times per year. Writers address a topic of their choosing in which there is some intersection between the life of faith and the civic or political world. RevGalBlogPals is committed to… Read More

Big Event 11: The Enneagram for Women in Church Leadership

Big Event 11: The Enneagram for Women in Church Leadership ~an enneagram learning event with Suzanne Stabile~ January 22-26, 2018, Embassy Suites Love Field, Dallas, Texas Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile, co-author of “The Road Back to You,” will lead a three part program on the Enneagram: “Know Your Number,” “What Got You Here Won’t Keep… Read More

RevGals Anti-Racism Project: Book Discussion recommendations

We would like to continue discussing books that raise awareness of racism and other forms of prejudice and oppression, including religious bias. We are looking for both recommendations and volunteers to write for this feature. Book discussions will now be monthly on the 4th Wednesday, with a full book up for discussion each time. Books… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Birthed

In Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility (Chalice Press, 2016), Elizabeth Hagan opens her heart, describing with exquisite intimacy her excruciating feelings of biological failure, human disappointment and divine abandonment. The reader looking for support while living through infertility will find a friend who understands, and the friend looking for ways to offer support will find answers, in… Read More