Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: All Posts on Equality

Plutarch and Paul on husbands and wives

A Close Look at Colossians 3:18

Paul’s words to wives in Colossians 3:18 contains a phrase that doesn’t occur elsewhere in the New Testament. What does it mean to submit “as is fitting in the Lord”?

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Anointing at Bethany

Comparing the Anointing Stories

Each of the four Gospels contains an account where a woman anoints Jesus with perfume. In this article, I compare these stories. How many times was Jesus anointed?

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Dionyisus and Damaris Paul in Athens

Damaris in Athens (Acts 17)

Who was Damaris? What was her social status? What does her name mean? What was her role in the church? Evidence from ancient inscriptions help to answer some of these questions.

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ordination, authority, Twelve Apostles, priests, women ministers

1 Timothy 2:12, in a Nutshell

In this short article, I sketch the case that 1 Tim. 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.

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Are men superior to women

Are Men Physically Superior to Women?

I’ve been getting emails lately from young women convinced that men are physically superior to women. The hurt in these emails is profound. Here’s part of an email exchange I had with a woman named Jade.

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