What does the Hebrew word “kenegdo” mean in Genesis 2:18 & 20? Was the first woman made to be subordinate or suitable or similar to the first man?
In this article I look at the men and women who were apostles in the New Testament church, and at their qualifications. I also look at what they did as apostles.
Here are 10+ books and resources on Christian marriage that are suitable for engaged and married couples, for marriage counsellors and coaches, and for 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?
Some Christians believe the Trinity is a model for marriage. Does the Trinity model distinct roles and separate spheres? Is there a hierarchy and subordination in the Divine?
No verse is brought up more often in discussions on Women in Ministry than 1 Timothy 2:12. Many Christians are stuck on this one verse, but what does it mean? Here are my notes from a talk I gave on the 28th of June 2014 at a public meeting hosted by the Sydney chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality.
As I was making a list of Bible women who ministered to men, I saw something I had not noticed before. Almost all of these women had a prophetic gift.
Here are some tips on how to maintain good relationships with Christian family and friends who hold different, even opposing, views on so-called “gender roles”.
In this short post I look at synonyms for the word “submit,” and at the shared etymology of the words “chauvinism” and “Calvinism.”
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?
The accounts of the transfiguration of Jesus in the gospels are puzzling, and the point and purpose of the accounts are unclear. Perhaps this article may make its meaning clearer.
A post about female martyrs in the early church, including Blandina and Perpetua: “those who have conformed themselves to Christ, even in death.”
How can we be like the wise man who built a strong, unshakeable house on a secure foundation in Luke 6?
Luke often presents material in his Gospel using male-female pairs to highlight the full & equal inclusion of women & men in God’s new covenant & community.
The concept of grace has sometimes become confused or conflated with the concept of mercy, but the two are not the same. Read more about the power of grace which God gives us through Jesus and his Spirit.
Instructions for wifely submission and holy kisses are clearly given in the New Testament. Yet one concept is largely ignored while the other is highlighted. Why is that?
I had imagined that only a few women accompanied Jesus during his ministry and only a few were with him at his crucifixion, but the gospel writers state that there were many women with Jesus – many!
Kristen Rosser has written an excellent article on the so-called “feminization” of the church, and how we can address this issue. With her permission, I have reblogged it here.
Jesus’ teaching on leadership and community, in several passages of Matthew’s gospel, shows that Jesus promoted the social values of humility and equality. In Jesus’ kingdom the humble are exalted, the lowly are the greatest, and the last are first.
In Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus tells the parable of a landowner who hires labourers to work in his vineyard. He points out that there is equality in his kingdom.
Was Paul referring to wives of apostles or colleagues of apostles in 1 Corinthians 9:5? Was their role companionship or teaching Christian doctrine?
What was the ministry of the seven men in Acts 6? This article looks at possible ministries for the Seven including what John Collins has discovered by tracking Luke’s use of the word “diakonia” in the book of Acts.