Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: 1 Timothy 2:12

ordination, authority, Twelve Apostles, priests, women ministers

1 Timothy 2:12, in a Nutshell

In this short article, I sketch the case that 1 Timothy 2:12 says nothing, one way or the other, about whether competent women can be pastors, preachers, priests, elders, or any kind of church leader or minister.

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Mosaic of Paul presenting Praxedes to Christ

Paul on Gender Roles in Ministry and Marriage

A few verses in Paul’s letters are frequently cited by Christians who exclude women from some ministries. Did Paul really restrict women in either ministry or marriage? This is part 3 of a series on gender roles in the Bible.

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Ephesians 5 Gender roles Genesis

Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

Complementarians believe that men have authority over women. They believe this principle is rooted in creation and is therefore timeless in application. Cynthia Westfall exposes the faults in this thinking.

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The Regalia of Artemis Ephesia

The Regalia of Artemis Ephesia

This essay looks at the distinctive appearance of Artemis of Ephesus, and at what her items of clothing symbolise. A short history of the goddess is also included to help explain her importance and power.

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