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Women and the Bible

Learn more about women in the Bible, Jesus and women, Paul and women, how translation impacts our understanding, and how the Bible deals with topics like gender, power, and hierarchy.

    "Notorious" Passages / Personal Stories / Women and the Bible

    The Proverbs 31 Woman and Me

    Hannah Helms

    I have a confession to make. I don’t have a problem with the Proverbs 31 Woman. One of the upsides to growing up…

    Women and the Bible

    The Midwives vs. Pharaoh in Exodus: A Question of Power

    Craig Anderson

    One of our goals this year is to publish more content that enriches our understanding of women in the bible and their importance…

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

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

    Bob Edwards

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

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Why We Should Pray like Hannah!

    Monica Robison

    During my freshman year at a conservative Christian high school, my keyboarding teacher suddenly fell ill. That week, after our regularly scheduled chapel…

    Women and the Bible

    Martha, Misunderstood

    Cara Strickland

    I can't imagine a world in which it would be culturally acceptable for a hostess to walk up to her guest of honor…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The New Wine of the Kingdom: Equality in the Church

    Brian Wiele

    … no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.” Jesus in…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Were the Twelve Apostles all Male?

    Margaret Mowczko

    An argument often brought up in discussions about women in church leadership is that Jesus’ twelve apostles[1] were all male, and, because there…

    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…

    Women and the Bible

    The Many Female Followers of Jesus

    Margaret Mowczko

    I read Matthew 27:55-56 recently and saw something I had not noticed before. There were many female followers at Jesus’ crucifixion – many.…

    Women and the Bible

    Jesus and the Canaanite Woman: Caring for the Marginalized

    Dominique Gilliard

    How does one best care for marginalized people, those who have been isolated from community, stigmatized by society, and even neglected or wounded…

    "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…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    Jesus and a Woman’s “Place”

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    When I read the Gospels I can't help but notice a significant disconnect between the life of Jesus and widespread Church practice. Jesus…

    Women and the Bible

    Who “Killed” Junia? Part Two

    Patrick Mead

    When it comes to figuring out who killed Junia (as in, “removed her from the record and changed her name to male”) we…

    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…

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

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

    Gail Wallace

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

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