My Perspective of Christian Egalitarianism

Posted: October 20th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

I’ve come across comments from a few people which indicate that some Christians have a slightly 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»

The Courage of Asia Bibi and the Cowardice of the Pakistani Judiciary

Posted: October 18th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

I am stunned, saddened, and outraged that Christian woman Asia Bibi has lost her appeal to the High Court in Pakistan and has been condemned to death . . . to death!
Here is a brief summary of the situation and a link to a petition that asks for the pardon and release of Asia. Continue reading»

The Status of Christian Women, in a Nutshell

Posted: October 14th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

A short post on the status of women in Christ and in the Church. Continue reading»

The First Century Church and the Ministry of Women

Posted: October 8th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

It is helpful to have some insight into the values and customs of the first Christians, and some appreciation of how they organised their meetings and ministries, if we are to have a better understanding of the setting, context, and meaning of the New Testament letters. In this article I provide a brief overview of church life in the first century, and I highlight the ministry contributions of women. Continue reading»

Paul and Women, in a Nutshell

Posted: October 6th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

Here is a brief overview of all the women mentioned by Paul in his letters, plus Lydia. Continue reading»

1 Corinthians 14:34-35, in a Nutshell

Posted: October 5th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

Surprisingly for me, people are still using 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 to silence women in church meetings. Here is my very brief interpretation of these two verses. Continue reading»

The Politics of Bible Translations

Posted: October 1st, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

I love this short post by Scot McKnight about how your preferred Bible translation could be a political act, and why the rhetoric about other English translations is more about politics than reality. Continue reading»

“Workers at home” or “keepers at home” in Titus 2:5?

Posted: September 23rd, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

In Titus 2:5, a verse about young wives, there is a word which is usually translated as “workers at home”, but the King James Bible has “keepers at home”. Which is the correct phrase? And is anything special meant by “keepers at home”? Continue reading»

The prominence of women in the cultic life of Ephesus

Posted: September 20th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

Many people believe that the instructions about women in 1 Timothy 2:9-15 should be interpreted with the understanding that women in Ephesus enjoyed a higher status and prominence than many other women in the first century Greco-Roman world. This article briefly looks at evidence that some Ephesian women held the position of high-priestess (and other offices) in pagan cults. And it looks briefly at whether the culture of prominent women in the cults encouraged Christian women to behave inappropriately in the Christian community of Ephesus. Continue reading»

Why masculine pronouns can be misleading in English Bibles and in the Church

Posted: September 11th, 2014, by Marg Mowczko

Grammatical gender in the original languages of the Bible is a concept that many English speakers find difficult to grasp, and there are many misunderstandings surrounding it. These misunderstandings can adversely influence discussions on God and gender, discussions about the church, and discussions about gender inclusive Bible translations. This post includes a short, entertaining video where Tom Scott explains why we need to use gender inclusive plural pronouns so that we do not imply a gender bias when none is intended. Continue reading»

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