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»
Can a woman be a pastor?
Complementarians believe that women cannot be pastors and Bible teachers, yet some read Bible commentaries and theological books written by women. How does that work? Continue reading»
Plenty of people are “distressed, dispirited, and without a shepherd”, and the harvest has never been more plentiful (Matt. 9:36-37). Do we ask God to send only male workers into the harvest field? Continue reading»
My personal account about how I went from thinking that a gender hierarchy in marriage and ministry was God’s design, to realising that equality and mutuality is scriptural and the ideal.
I have included some of my personal views on topics related to biblical equality or “Casteless Christianity”. [3000 words] Continue reading»
Who were Euodia and Syntyche (Philippians 4:2-3)? Were they leaders of the Philippian church?
Early Church Father John Chrysostom seemed to think so. [1500 words] Continue reading»
Can you name a woman who is called a pastor in the New Testament?
Can you name a man who is called a pastor in the New Testament? [500 words] Continue reading»
The fact that only men were permitted to serve as priests in the Old Testament is sometimes used to argue that women cannot be church leaders. There are several significant shortcomings in this argument, however. Continue reading»
In an 1995 article, Wayne Grudem gives his opinion on what women should do in the church by ranking 83 ministries in order of decreasing authority. Grudem’s lists reveal whether he really thinks men and women are equal. Continue reading»
John addressed his second letter “to the chosen lady and to her children”. Who this “chosen lady” was. Was her name Electa, Kyria, Martha, or Mary? Was she a mother, a church, or a house church leader? Continue reading»
This article looks at who Priscilla and Aquila were, and it explores the meaning of the Greek word for “explain” used in Acts 18:24-26. This article answers the question “Did Priscilla teach Apollos?” Continue reading»
In this article I show that several women in the New Testament were church leaders with the Ephesians 4:11 ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers. Continue reading»
Women and men ministered together in the Philippian church. Who were these ministers? Continue reading»