Equality and Gender Issues

Apostles in the New Testament Church

July 20th, 2014

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. Continue reading»

Egalitarian Books and Resources on Marriage

July 14th, 2014

Here are ten books, or resources, on Christian marriage that are suitable for engaged couples, married couples, marriage counselors and coaches, and 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? Continue reading»

Separate Spheres and Distinct Roles in the Trinity and in Marriage? (John 5:18-30)

July 10th, 2014

Many Christians believe that the Trinity is a model for marriage. These Christians also believe that God has designed men and women to have different roles and operate in different “spheres”. Does the Trinity model or demonstrate these differences? Continue reading»

The Consensus and Context of 1 Timothy 2:12

July 2nd, 2014

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. Continue reading»

Many women leaders in the Bible had this one thing in common

June 23rd, 2014

At the moment I’m preparing a message on 1 Timothy 2:12. For one of my points I have made a list of Bible women who ministered to men. As I was making the list I saw something I had not noticed before: all the women (except for one) had something in common. Continue reading»

How to Keep Friends and Influence People

June 21st, 2014

I’ve been asked several times for advice about how to maintain good relationships with Christian family and friends who hold to different and even opposing views on so-called “gender roles”. Here are a few things I’ve learnt through having many discussions with people, in real life and online, on issues to do with the “roles” of men and women in Christian marriage and ministry. Continue reading»

Submission, Calvinism and Chauvinism in the Dictionary

June 9th, 2014

In this post I first look at synonyms for the word “submit”, and then I look at the shared etymology of the words “chauvinism” and “Calvinism”. [700 words] Continue reading»

Jesus’ Teaching on Remarriage after Divorce

May 31st, 2014

Earlier this year Dr Craig Keener spoke on the subject of Jesus’ teaching on remarriage after divorce for ‘Seven Minute Seminary’ (a video ministry of Asbury Theological Seminary.) Watch Dr Keener address this sensitive subject with insight into the context and language of Jesus’ teachings. Continue reading»

Mary the Magdalene

May 26th, 2014

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? Continue reading»

Was Phoebe a Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea? (Part 2)

May 9th, 2014

This is part two of an in depth look at Phoebe of Cenchrea who is mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:1-2. Continue reading»

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