Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Tag: Gender Roles

Are men superior to women

Are Men Physically Superior to Women?

I’ve been getting emails lately from Christian women who truly believe men are physically superior to women. The hurt and confusion in these emails is profound. Here’s part of an email exchange I’ve had with a young woman named Jade.

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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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Add Women, Change Everything

Add Women, Change Everything

Carolyn Custis James writes that it’s important for women to be included as equals in ministry: “The high price of the missing female perspective is incalculable.”

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Honor your father and mother

Leading Together in the Home

Leviticus 19:3 says “Every one of you shall reverence his mother and father …” I decided to search for other verses that also mention “mother” first. Here’s what I found.

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Protecting the Weaker Sex

Is protection a man’s job? Do women need protecting? Perhaps instead of “protecting” capable Christian women, the church should be empowering her women.

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gender roles for women, North Carolina Tar Heels #11 Robyn Gayle 2006, wikimedia

Mark Chanski on Gender Roles

Complementarian Mark Chanski seems to think that men and women each have just one role or one position they are to play and maintain throughout their lives. I disagree. A short video demonstrates my point.

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Junia in Romans 16:7

This article is about Junia—a minister mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:7—using and critiquing the ESV as a reference. Was Junia really a female apostle?

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A Suitable Helper (in Hebrew)

Many people have had a narrow and lowly view of the meaning of “helper” (ezer) used for Eve in Genesis 2:18 & 20. How is ezer used elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible?

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