Sarah Bessey is a blogger-turned-author whose newly released book, Jesus Feminist, critically analyzes the Scriptures and church practices that are still often used against gender equality, as well as advocates for more diverse experiences and female leadership positions to become part of the contemporary church. We spoke on the phone last week.
So, how did you end up as an advocate for feminism within Christianity? Walk me through your background?
My background is actually in marketing, communications and strategy development—I was in banks and credit unions for most of my career. But I’ve always had such a passion for women's issues, which led me towards working in the nonprofit sector. I started [...]