Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Jesus and Women

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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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

Even though a Canaanite woman was crying out for help, Jesus didn’t say a word. Why was Jesus silent? And why does God sometimes seem silent and remote?

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