Apostles in the New Testament Church

Posted: July 20th, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: July 14th, 2014, by Marg

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)

Posted: July 10th, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: July 2nd, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: June 23rd, 2014, by Marg

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»

I’m speaking this Saturday, the 28th of June, in Sydney

Posted: June 22nd, 2014, by Marg

This coming Saturday morning I’ll be speaking at a brunch for the Sydney chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. My topic is “The Consensus and Context of 1 Timothy 2:12″. Want to come? Continue reading»

How to Keep Friends and Influence People

Posted: June 21st, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: June 9th, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: May 31st, 2014, by Marg

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

Posted: May 26th, 2014, by Marg

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»

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