I recently saw the movie Catching Fire (released last November), which is based on the second book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games¹ trilogy, and it sparked the idea for this post.
1 Timothy 2:12 continues to be an obstacle that prevents churches from moving toward a more robust theology of women.
One of my pet peeves about some translations of the Bible is the way translators have added masculine pronouns that don’t exist in the original manuscripts.
I don’t remember being aware of the story of the Wise Woman of Abel Beth Maacah until a friend sent me an article connecting it to the dig site in Israel that we were working to fund.
Some frame the debate about women sharing authority in the church and in the home as a “secondary issue”. But it’s a mistake to assume that our theology of women is a minor issue.
I didn’t go to church today. I didn’t go to church because…my church is still asking “what should women be allowed to do?”
Within 12 hours of publishing “Which Biblical Heroine Are You?”, we heard from the quiz author, Ellie Hall, via Twitter and wanted to share a “Storified” version of the conversation.
It was probably inevitable that after dozens of online personality quizzes like “Which Disney Princess Are You” or “Which Downtown Abbey Character Are You” BuzzFeed would come out with their most recent quiz “Which Biblical Heroine Are You?”.
In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some highlights:
I recently came across information about the contributions of black women preachers in the 19th century to the quest for gender equality in the church.
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one who was deceived, it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But […]
Ruth is the third woman named in the lineage of Jesus recorded in Matthew 1. Her story, told in the Old Testament Book of Ruth, is a familiar one to many of us, a drama in four acts.
Tamar passes from the scene, but her impact continues…the woman who transformed the history of the kingdom of Judah also transformed Judah himself
In case you missed it, some heated conversation took place in the evangelical “blogosphere” and news media this week.
“My best men are women!” Here is a short list of men who made significant contributions to the Christian egalitarian movement long before Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique came on the scene: John Wesley, Fredrick Franson, B.T. Roberts, A.J. Gordon, and A.B. Simpson.