Wifely submission is never mentioned in the OT or in the Gospels. It is mentioned, however, in a few of the later New Testament letters. These few mentions have typically been given priority over verses which are about mutuality in marriage. Why is that?
This short article looks at how the Greek word kuria (“lady”) is used in a few ancient letters, and how this usage helps us to understand the “chosen lady” in John’s second letter.
Apartheid, slavery, and patriarchy are three social systems where one group of people is more powerful than the other group. Does God want these systems operating in the community of his people?
Some girls want to fly paper airplanes, and some girls are very brave, but a 2011 study put out by Desiring God suggests these roles are for boys.
In the Bible we see that many women were involved in the life of their community. One public role that some women engaged in was the celebration of military victories and other joyous events, and, conversely, the lamentation of defeat, tragedy, and loss. What benefit did these celebrants and wailing women provide?
There are many Bible verses that show godly women who taught & exercised authority. Here are 15 of them. They are 15 reasons why I support women in church leadership.
In this post I link to a video where Wade Burleson explains that there is no Greek word for “over” in the verses about church leaders in Hebrews chapter 13.
Carolyn Custis James recently posted this article about why it is so important for women to be included as equals in ministry. She writes, “The high price of the missing female perspective is incalculable.”
In 1 Corinthians 16:15-18 Paul mentions Stephanas and his colleagues. There are a few lessons about Christian service and submission that can be gleaned here.
This article looks at the Passover meal, its origins recorded in Exodus 12 and its link to the temple at Jerusalem. It also looks at the Seder of early Judaism and the Eucharist of early Christianity.
God does not want us to be timid. He does not want us to hide from his presence. He wants us to come to him openly and honestly, assured of our salvation and confident of our relationship with him.
What does “she will be saved through childbearing” in 1 Timothy 2:15 mean? Is being a faithful follower of Jesus not enough? What does Jesus say about this?
Ever heard of Sera, Aksah or Sheerah? Here’s a little something about these three influential Bible women.
I read this candid comment today from Samira, a single Christian woman, and I want to share it. She says a lot here, in very few words, about some of her struggles and hopes.
In this article I look at the instructions in Titus 2:4-5 which Paul gave to the young Christian wives at Crete, and determine what the timeless principles are.
In this post I share some Bible verses and thought about God’s kingdom in the here and now and future, and I briefly state the Jewish understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven.
This article looks at the Septuagint, the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and gives possible answers as to when, where and why it was produced, and by whom.
Mary and Martha of Bethany are well-known Bible figures. The two sisters seem to have had different temperaments, and their characters are often polarized in the retelling of their story in the gospels. What is the background of these women, their faith, their situation?
Before its destruction in 70 CE, the Jews in the Diaspora maintained ties with the temple in Jerusalem by sending gifts, tithes, and taxes. This article discusses this practice.
“The scriptures … offer an impressive number of examples of women exercising social or political authority without raising any questions as to the propriety of that authority.” ~ Gordon Hugenberger
In this post, I list approximately forty Bible women who were queens, leaders, teachers, and prophets, as well as ministry associates of the Apostle Paul.
This five part series takes a close look at 1 Timothy 2:12, at what it does and doesn’t say, as well as providing some cultural background.
Part 1 look at some of the pitfalls of using 1 Timothy 2:12 as the proof text on the issue of whether women can be leaders and teachers in the church.