I’ve been busy these past few weeks and haven’t written anything new worth posting. So I thought I’d post links to some of my older articles about New Testament women who were leaders and ministers in their churches. (This list is updated whenever I post something new on these women.)

The Chosen Lady 

The Elder and the Lady: A look at the language of 2 John
Who was the Chosen Lady in 2 John?
Kuria “Lady” in Papyrus Letters 

Euodia and Syntyche 

Women Church Leaders in Philippi
What were Euodia and Syntyche thinking?!


Did Priscilla Teach Apollos?
At Home with Priscilla and Aquila
Were there Women Elders in New Testament Churches?


Phoebe: Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea (Series)


Junia: The Jewish woman who was imprisoned with Paul
Junia in Romans 16:7
Is Junia well known “to” the apostles?
Junias and Junia in Early Commentaries of Romans 16:7

Philip’s Daughters 

Philip’s Prophesying Daughters


Lydia of Thyatira: The founding member of the Philippian Church
Lydia and the “Place of Prayer” in Philippi
Rahab and Lydia: Two Faith-filled Women 


Apphia of Colossae: Philemon’s Wife or another Phoebe?


Nympha: A House Church Leader in the Lycus Valley (Col 4:15)


Who was Chloe of Corinth?

“The Co-Elect” Woman

Who is “she” who is in Babylon? (1 Peter 5:13)


Tabitha: An Exemplary Disciple (Acts 9:36-42)

Various NT Women, including the Romans 16 women

Women Church Leaders in the New Testament
Partnering Together: Paul’s Female Coworkers
Working Women in the New Testament
Paul’s Personal Greetings to Women Ministers
Paul and Women, in a Nutshell
Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends?
A List of the 29 People in Romans 16:1-16

Jezebel of Thyatira 

Jezebel of Thyatira: A Female False Prophet


Stephanas or Stephana: Man or Woman? (This article looks at the masculinisation of Junia’s, Nympha’s and Euodia’s names.)

Image: Fractio Panis (“Breaking Bread”) is a 2nd or 3rd-century fresco in the Greek Chapel in the Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. The fresco depicts seven people at a table. It has been suggested they are sharing a Eucharist meal; however, it is more likely they are sharing a funerary banquet. Dorothy Irvin suggests that all the figures are women. “The Ministry of Women in the Early Church: The Archaeological Evidence, Duke Divinity School Review 45.2. (1980): 76-86. (Image sourced from Wikimedia.)

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