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Equality in Ministry

Were there women elders in New Testament churches?

January 9th, 2017

Three times this past week I’ve been in online conversations where a person has stated that women were not leaders or elders in early churches. Was this really the case? Continue reading»

Two Brave Women in 2 Samuel 17

June 28th, 2016

This post is about two unnamed women mentioned in 2 Samuel 17 who each risked their lives to help King David’s–and God’s–cause. Continue reading»

Qualified for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

January 31st, 2016

A thorough knowledge of Scripture is an important qualification for many ministries.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, which mentions this qualification, does not exclude women like Priscilla who was a well-qualified woman of God ministering in Ephesus. Continue reading»

The Means of Ministry: Gifts, Grace, Faith . . . Gender?

November 22nd, 2015

If Paul had meant for only men to be leaders and teachers, why doesn’t he mention this in his lists of ministries in Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:28, and Ephesians 4:11? Continue reading»

Church cultures that include and exclude women leaders

October 25th, 2015

One reason why some Christians reject the idea that women were leaders in a few New Testament churches is a poor understanding of how the first Christian communities fellowshipped and functioned. Continue reading»

Prominent Biblical Scholars on Women in Ministry

June 30th, 2015

Leon Morris, F.F. Bruce, and many more prominent and well-respected biblical scholars, can hardly be accused of playing loose with the scriptures, but they all believed that suitably gifted women should be leaders and teachers in the church. Continue reading»

1 Corinthians 11:9, in a Nutshell

January 26th, 2015

How are we to interpret “man was not created for woman, but woman for man”? Does 1 Corinthians 11:9 indicate that service or submission is the responsibility of women and not men? Continue reading»

(7) Phoebe: A Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea

November 26th, 2014

In part seven I briefly sum up what has been covered in the previous six parts. I also comment on the fact that, unlike other early Christian ministers and writers, Paul was not reticent about using the same ecclesial titles for both men and women ministers. Continue reading»

(1) Phoebe: A Deacon of the Church in Cenchrea

November 12th, 2014

This is part 1 of an in depth look at Phoebe of Cenchrea who is mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:1-2. Here I look at Paul’s introduction of Phoebe to the church at Rome. I also look at the ministry of certain women in the Gospels, and Tabitha’s ministry in Acts, and compare them with Phoebe’s ministry. Continue reading»

My Perspective of Christian Egalitarianism

October 20th, 2014

I’ve come across comments from a few people which indicate that some Christians have a mistaken view of the Christian Egalitarian ideology. So I’ve written this post to briefly explain my perspective of what Christian Egalitarians believe. Continue reading»

“Go and work in my vineyard” (Matthew 20:1-16)

February 18th, 2014

In Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus tells the parable of a landowner who hires labourers to work in his vineyard. One message here is of equality in the kingdom. Continue reading»

Believing Wives and Female Co-workers of the Apostles

February 14th, 2014

Was Paul referring to wives of apostles or colleagues of apostles in 1 Corinthians 9:5? Was their role companionship or teaching Christian doctrine? Continue reading»

The Apostolic Ministry of Gospel Women

January 18th, 2014

John the Evangelist chose his words carefully when describing the ministry of certain apostolic women in his Gospel, women such as Mary Magdalene. [500 words] Continue reading»

Likewise women . . . likewise husbands . . .

November 14th, 2013

Ignoring or highlighting an ordinary word, in this case “likewise”, can make a BIG difference in how we interpret certain New Testament passages that affect women.
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Leon Morris on “Head” (Kephalē) in the New Testament

October 27th, 2013

The (late) esteemed New Testament scholar Leon Morris cautions us to not make hasty assumptions about the metaphorical meaning of “head” in the New Testament. Continue reading»

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