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

Patronage

Apphia of Colossae: Philemon’s wife or another Phoebe?

October 29th, 2016

Apphia is greeted at the beginning of the Paul’s letter to Philemon. Who was this woman, and what was her role or position in the church at Colossae? Was she Philemon’s wife? Was she another Phoebe? Continue reading»

The Countess of Huntingdon and Gospel Ministry

January 20th, 2016

I love reading about the faith champions of the past. This article looks at Selina Hastings, the Countess of Huntingdon, who was a tireless and influential Christian leader in Britain in the 1700s. Continue reading»

The Means of Ministry: Gifts, Grace, Faith . . . Gender?

November 22nd, 2015

If Paul had meant for only men to be leaders and teachers, why doesn’t he mention this in his lists of ministries in Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:28, and Ephesians 4:11? Continue reading»

Contexts of Women’s Leadership in the Church (40-200 AD)

September 22nd, 2015

The social world of the Roman Empire was patriarchal. Women were typically thought to be less capable than men, yet they were able to lead in certain contexts. This article describes four of these social contexts. Continue reading»

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