Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Paul and Women

ordination, authority, Twelve Apostles, priests, women ministers

1 Timothy 2:12 in a Nutshell

In this short article (500 words), I put forward the case that 1 Timothy 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 or minister.

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Titus 2 women, keepers at home, biblical womanhood

Bible women who weren’t “keepers at home”

Some Christians believe God’s ideal is that women should be “keepers at home.” They believe women should be busy in their own homes and stay out of the workforce and away from leadership ministries in the church. Here’s a list of respected Bible women that refutes these ideas.

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Head Coverings and 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Do women need to cover their heads when they go to church? In previous centuries, the answer to this question would have been “yes.” Here are a few notes on women and head coverings in light of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16.

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Like-minded quarrel argument Philippi

What were Euodia and Syntyche thinking?!

Inspired by a recent reading in Acts, I’ve taken a close look at a common Greek expression that Paul uses when addressing Euodia and Syntyche. What was Paul saying to these women in the Philippian Church?

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Mosaic of Paul presenting Praxedes to Christ

Paul on Gender Roles in Ministry and Marriage

A few verses in Paul’s letters are frequently cited by Christians who exclude women from some ministries. Did Paul really restrict women in either ministry or marriage? This is part 3 of a series on gender roles in the Bible.

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Women’s Hair in Corinth and in Sydney

Was Paul concerned about women’s hair or veils in ancient Corinth? Would he be concerned about it in 21st-century Sydney? I wrote this piece in response to teaching at the Equip 17 women’s conference.

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Ephesians 5 Gender roles Genesis

Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

Complementarians believe that men have authority over women. They believe this principle is rooted in creation and is therefore timeless in application. Cynthia Westfall exposes the faults in this thinking.

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