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Apostle Paul and women

    "Notorious" Passages

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

    Tania Harris

    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…

    Women and the Bible

    Paul’s Egalitarian Reading of the Old Testament

    Gail Wallace

    For years I struggled with my relationship with the apostle Paul. On the one hand, as a teenager, I was completely taken with…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    On 1 Corinthians 14 & Women’s Silence in Church

    Mark Kubo

    It is all too easy for the loudest and most prolific voices to dominate what a young Christian hears about gender relationships in…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Who’s in Authority?

    Tim Evans

    We believe authority is at the heart of much marriage misunderstanding and debate. Over the years traditional-hierarchical-complementarian marriage-view proponents have described their perceived…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Let’s Talk about Submission

    Tim Evans

    Submission in marriage often comes with lots of negative baggage. In fact, many people refer to submission as the "S"-word. The reality is…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: What about Headship?

    Tim Evans

    Headship can often become a divisive issue in marriage discussions—especially in religious circles. Various “infallible” headship interpretations and accompanying dialogue could fill a…

    Biblical Equality / Women and the Church

    The Logic of Galatians 3:28

    Tim Peck

    Both egalitarians and complementarians try to grapple with Paul’s words in Galatians 3:28 in their own ways. However, sometimes we do not look…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Who “Killed” Junia? Part One

    Patrick Mead

    When I first began wondering how to harmonize my church’s restrictions on women with some of the passages I found in scripture, I…

    Women and the Bible

    5 Myths About Adam and Authority: What Really Happened in the Garden?

    Bob Edwards

    There are some distorted messages being taught about creation these days, in particular, that God designed men to be in authority and women…

    Women and the Church

    Paul’s Masculine and Feminine Leadership

    Margaret Mowczko

    Some Christians believe that being a leader is a man’s role, and that it is unfeminine for women to be in leadership. These…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Confessions of a Closet Egalitarian

    Liz Wolf

    I never heard the words egalitarian or complementarian until last summer. At 50 (first of my true confessions) I’m a little late to…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Is Male Authority “Implied” in the Bible?

    Bob Edwards

    in Ephesians 5:24, Greek manuscripts of the New Testament frame male authority or the submission of wives to husbands not as command, but…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Church

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

    Gail Wallace

    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 Bible / Women and the Church

    The Power of Your Story

    Harriet Reed Congdon

    A culture is built around the stories it tells. After telling my story of spiritual abuse and marginalization as a woman leader in…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

    Gail Wallace

    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…

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