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1 Corinthians 11

Women’s Hair in Corinth and in Sydney

June 5th, 2017

Was Paul concerned about women’s hair or veils in ancient Corinth?
Would he be concerned about it in 21st-century Sydney?
I wrote this piece in response to the recent Equip 17 women’s conference. Continue reading»

1 Corinthians 11 and Subverted Hierarchy

October 7th, 2016

In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul has a keen interest in setting up hierarchies of human honour, and then subverting them, as Matthew Malcolm shows in his concise, insightful and liberating post. 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»

The Chiasm in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

November 20th, 2012

In this article I tackle another of the “difficult passages” about women. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 is a hard passage to understand, but it makes more sense when read as a chiasm. What are Paul’s concerns and instructions here? Continue reading»

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