Does helping someone require that you subordinate yourself to that person? Three men whose essays I’ve read recently answer this question with “yes”.
Lydia of Thyatira (Acts 16:14ff), and women like her, were vital and strategic players at the forefront of the expanding Christian mission.
What did Eve do to help Adam? Here are two very different views from three top scholars about Eve’s role as helper in Genesis 2.
The New Testament does not teach that a meek or gentle and quiet spirit is an especially feminine virtue (cf. 1 Peter 3:4).
Here is a coherent interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:12 that takes into account surrounding verses as well as documented heresies in the 1st-2nd century church.
The Greek word for “head” rarely, if ever, meant “leader” in works originally written in Greek in Paul’s time. Here are four facts that support this claim.
Aemilia Lanyer was an English author and a professing Christian. She advocated for equality and freedom for women in a poem which was published in 1611.
Is male headship and female submission the best way for husbands and wives who are in Christ to live by New Testament and New Creation principles?
In this article I look at the text of 2 John, especially at the words the letter writer uses to identify the people he is writing to, including the “chosen lady.”
In this article, I take a detailed look at the word authentein (translated as ‘to usurp authority’ in 1 Timothy 2:12 in the KJV). A brief history of how authent- words and how their meanings developed is included.
Here’s a paper I presented back in September 2015. The paper was published in a book, The Gender Conversation, in 2016. Just recently, the book has been made available as an affordable e-book.
Not all first-century women fit the stereotype of being hidden and housebound. Some were influential and prominent in society and in the church.