Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Equality in Ministry

Women, Eve and Deception

Does the Bible teach that women are more easily deceived, or more deceptive, than men? In this article I take a quick look at what the Bible says about women and deception, and especially at Eve.

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Protecting the Weaker Sex

Is protection a man’s job? Do women need protecting? Perhaps instead of “protecting” capable Christian women, the church should be empowering her women.

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Can a woman be a pastor? Yes or No?

It seems many Christians use a dichotomous key to determine who can be a pastor. For many, the first question is, “Is the candidate a man?” A “no” answer brings instant disqualification.

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Women Bible Scholars and Translators in the Church

What does a woman with a call of God to minister do when she is prohibited from being a pastor? Many go back to school to do advanced degrees. How is this increase in biblical and theological scholarship from women being received by the church? And how will it affect the church?

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Mark Chanski on Gender Roles

Complementarian Mark Chanski seems to think that men and women each have just one role or one position they are to play and maintain throughout their lives. I disagree. A short video demonstrates my point.

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New Living Translation

Gender Bias in the New Living Translation (NLT)

The New Living Translation (NLT) seems to be supportive of Christian women because it has frequently translated adelphoi into “brothers and sisters.” But it also promotes male authority through carefully chosen words, some of which are inaccurate and misleading.

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Pete and Me

Towards Equality – My Story

This is my account about how I went from thinking that a gender hierarchy in marriage and ministry was God’s design to realising that equality and mutuality is scriptural and God’s ideal.

I have included some of my personal views on topics related to biblical equality or “Casteless Christianity”. [3000 words]

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Gender Division Divides the Church

Revelation 5:9-10 is about the universal, inclusive nature of the church and the priesthood of believers. Some Christians, however, divide the church into two distinct groups, solely on the basis of gender.

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Junia in Romans 16:7

This article is about Junia—a minister mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:7—using and critiquing the ESV as a reference. Was Junia really a female apostle?

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