Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Paul and Women

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1 Timothy 2:12, in a Nutshell

In this short article, I sketch 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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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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Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

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

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