Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Jesus and Women

Joanna Gospels Luke 8

Partnering Together: Jesus and Women

At a time when women were often regarded as odd and inferior by men and were excluded from many aspects of society, Jesus was interested in the lives of women. He included them, taught them, and accepted their ministry.

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The Samaritan Woman of Sychar (John 4)

Eve, Delilah, Bathsheba, Mary Magdalene, and the Samaritan woman have often been thought of as immoral. What’s with that? This article looks at the Samaritan woman without negative prejudices.

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mary magdalene bible

Who was Mary the Magdalene?

This article looks at Mary Magdalene, and especially at what “Magdalene” might mean. Does it refer to Mary’s home town? Was it her nickname? Does it imply she was a prostitute?

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Mary and Martha, Hanover Gartenkirche, Wikimedia

Mary, Martha and Lazarus of Bethany

Mary and Martha of Bethany are well-known Bible figures whose characters are often polarized in the retelling of their story. What is the background of these women, their age, marital status, level of wealth?

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Canaanite woman Matthew's Gospel

Why God is Sometimes Silent

Matthew records the account of a Canaanite woman crying out for help, but Jesus doesn’t say a word (Matt.15:21-28). Why was Jesus silent? And why, like Jesus in this story, does God sometimes seem silent and remote to us?

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