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"Notorious" Passages, Women and the Church

Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb: What Does Paul Mean by Authority (Authentein)

In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some…

Personal Stories, Women and the Church

Finding My Voice as a Woman in the Church

When I was 5 years old, I sang in my first church choir. My dad encouraged me to sing loud so he could…

"Notorious" Passages

Why 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Does Not Ban Women from Teaching & Having Authority in the Church

From the mailbox: "Just wanted to say thank you for your article on 1 Timothy 2. It was a great reference for me…

"Notorious" Passages

What Does It Mean for Women to Learn in Quietness and Submission? 1 Timothy 2:11

They are the verses of Scripture used most frequently to silence women in the church: 1 Timothy 2:11-12. I remember reading them as…

"Notorious" Passages, Biblical Equality, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

5 Reasons to Stop Using 1 Timothy 2:12 Against Women

Hundreds of pages have been written on this chapter, with almost as many interpretations, proving this to be one of the least understood…

"Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

1 Timothy 2: Paul’s Original Language, Timothy’s Original Context

Throughout history, the church has been characterized by a male-dominated social hierarchy. This worldview has been so pervasive that some even consider it…

Biblical Equality, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

“But What About 1 Timothy 2:12?” Ten Talking Points

1 Timothy 2:12 continues to be an obstacle that prevents churches from moving toward a more robust theology of women. Read…

"Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible

Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

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…

"Notorious" Passages, Women and the Bible, Women and the Church

Lost In Translation: A Look at 1 Timothy 2:12-15

In Lost in Translation, Part 1, Bob showed that some words in the Bible are translated differently when they refer to women as…

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