Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Lydia

Lydia and the ‘Place of Prayer’ at Philippi

April 14th, 2015

What was the ‘place of prayer’ in Philippi where some women, including Lydia of Thyatira, had assembled (Acts 16:13-15)? Was it a Jewish ‘prayer-house’? Continue reading»

The Apostolic Ministry of Gospel Women

January 18th, 2014

John the Evangelist chose his words carefully when describing the ministry of certain apostolic women in his Gospel, women such as Mary Magdalene. [500 words] Continue reading»

15 reasons why I support women in church leadership

July 28th, 2013

There is only one verse in the entire Bible which appears to prohibit a woman from teaching a man and exercising authority. On the other hand there are many Bible verses which show that godly women did teach men and exercise authority. Here are 15 such women. 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»

A Critique of John Dickson’s “Hearing Her Voice”

January 16th, 2013

“Hearing Her Voice” by John Dickson is one of three ebooks in the series “Fresh Perspectives on Women in Ministry” that were released on Christmas/Boxing Day 2012. In his book, John argues that women can speak – preach, exhort, exposit Scripture, prophecy, pray, etc – in church meetings. Continue reading»

Rahab and Lydia: Two Faith-filled Bible Women

July 13th, 2012

Rahab in the Old Testament, and Lydia in the New, are separated by 1000s of years and 1000s of miles, yet there are intriguing similarities between the two women. Continue reading»

Jezebel of Thyatira: A Female False Prophet

June 30th, 2012

Jezebel of Thyatira is a prophetess and teacher mentioned in Revelation 2:20ff. What does her example brings to the discussion about women in ministry? Continue reading»

Working Women in the NT: Priscilla, Lydia & Phoebe

November 1st, 2011

What does the Bible say about working women? Does God want women to stay out of the workforce and stay at home? What is the position that Complementarians, such as John Piper, take on the subject of work and working women? 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»

An Introduction to Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

May 1st, 2010

Background information on Paul and his letter to the Philippians. Continue reading»

Ministers at Philippi: Women and Men – Philippians 4:2-5

May 1st, 2010

Women and men ministered together in the Philippian church. Who were these ministers? Continue reading»

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