Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

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Men, please stop trying to ‘elevate’ women

I have come across the concept of men elevating, or raising, women a few times and it has never sat right with me. It has usually sounded condescending and patronising, rather than encouraging and empowering. Now I understand why this concept has irked me.

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Prominent Biblical Scholars on Women in Ministry

Craig Keener, Leon Morris, F.F. Bruce, and many more well-respected biblical scholars can hardly be accused of playing loose with the scriptures, but they all believed that suitably gifted women can be leaders and teachers in the church.

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Who was Chloe of Corinth

Who was Chloe of Corinth?

Chloe is a woman mentioned in 1 Corinthians 1:11? Was she a pagan or a Christian? A concerned house church leader or the quarrelsome leader of a faction?

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Queen Candace of Ethiopia

In his Church History, Eusebius wrote, “Ethiopia even to the present day is ruled, according to ancestral custom, by a woman” (cf. Acts 8:27). Is there any truth in his statement? As it turns out, there is.

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A Sympathetic Look at Bathsheba

Bathsheba is described as a seductress by some, a conniving political opportunist by others. I present a more sympathetic view of Bathsheba, and aim to highlight, without imaginative or salacious embellishments, how the Scriptures depict her.

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Febe una diácono de la Iglesia en Cencrea

(5) Phoebe: Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea

In Part 5, I look at 1 Timothy 3:8-13, concerning male and female deacons in the Ephesian church, and at Phoebe as a prostatis (patron). And I briefly compare her ministry with that of Olympias and also Stephanas (1 Cor. 16:15-18).

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Egalitarian Books and Resources on Christian Marriage

Here are 10+ books and resources on Christian marriage written for engaged and married couples, and for marriage counsellors and pastors. They all have an egalitarian, or mutualist, perspective.

Do you have experience with these resources? Are there others that should be added to this list?

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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 nick-name? Or does it imply that Mary was a prostitute?

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