One subject that I keep mulling over is what it means to be a leader and have authority in the church. Did Jesus commission his first disciples to be church leaders? What was their job description? Continue reading»
Jesus’ teaching on leadership and community, in several passages of Matthew’s gospel, shows that Jesus promoted the social values of humility and equality. In Jesus’ kingdom the humble are exalted, the lowly are the greatest, and the last are first. Continue reading»
“The scriptures … offer an impressive number of examples of women exercising social or political authority without raising any questions as to the propriety of that authority.” ~ Gordon Hugenberger
In this post I list approximately forty Bible women who were queens, leaders, teachers, and prophets, as well as ministry associates of the Apostle Paul. Who were these influential women? And how was their authority and ministry received by men? Continue reading»
Many Christians are concerned with who has authority in the church. In particular they are concerned about whether a woman can have authority over a man. This short article answers the question: Who has authority in the church? Continue reading»
Some Christians believe that, because Jesus is a man, only men can represent Jesus to their churches and congregations. Does the fact that Jesus is male preclude women from being church leaders?
This article looks at some of the flaws in these beliefs, and it answers the question: Is it only men who can represent Jesus? Continue reading»