Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism


Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends?

December 29th, 2016

Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia were Christian ministers who sometimes travelled. The NT shows that, at the very least, their paths crossed one or twice. Did these women become friends? I hope so. Continue reading»

The Propriety of Bible Women with Authority

April 19th, 2013

“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»

Paul’s Greetings to Women Ministers

June 7th, 2012

This article looks at the women Paul greeted in his letters, including ten women mentioned in Romans 16. His greetings show that Paul did not have a problem with women in ministry. Continue reading»

The Twelve Apostles were All Male

May 2nd, 2012

This article looks at several shortcomings to the argument “Jesus’ twelve apostles were all male, so women cannot be church leaders.” Continue reading»

Stephanas or Stephana: Man or Woman?

November 20th, 2011

Some people, aware that the feminine gender of Junia and Nympha has been obscured in the past, speculate that Stephanas (1 Cor. 1:16; 16:15-18) was also a woman minister whose gender has been obscured. Continue reading»

Ben Witherington on “Jesus and Women”

November 23rd, 2010

Watch Ben Witherington III (Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky) talk to Simon Smart from the Centre for Public Christianity, about the revolutionary nature of Jesus’ (and Paul’s) treatment of women. [video] Continue reading»

Women Church Leaders in the New Testament

July 28th, 2010

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»

Junia in Romans 16:7

April 1st, 2010

This article is about Junia – a minister mentioned by Paul in Romans 16:7 – using and critiquing the ESV as a reference. Was Junia a woman? Was s/he really an apostle or just well-known to the apostles? Continue reading»

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