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The Chosen Lady

“Kuria” in Papyrus Letters and the Elect Lady

August 23rd, 2013

This short article looks at how the Greek word kuria (“lady”) is used in a few ancient letters, and how this usage helps us to understand the “chosen lady” in John’s second letter. (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»

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»

Gender Bias in the New Living Translation (NLT)

October 11th, 2011

The New Living Translation (NLT) gives the impression of being supportive of Christian women because it has frequently translated adelphoi into “brothers and sisters”. However, the translation also promotes the concept of male authority in the church. Continue reading»

Who was the Chosen Lady in 2 John?

January 29th, 2011

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»

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»

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