Complementarians keep saying that men and women are equal in Christ, but the finer points of their beliefs and practices reveal something different, especially if you’re a single woman. Continue reading»
The (late) esteemed New Testament scholar Leon Morris cautions us to not make hasty assumptions about the metaphorical meaning of “head” in the New Testament. Continue reading»
Dear Dr Grudem, mutual submission is not a myth.
Submission is not always, or necessarily, to a person in authority (cf Ephesians 5:21-22). Continue reading»
In this article I tackle another of the “difficult passages” about women. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 is a hard passage to understand, but it makes more sense when read as a chiasm. What are Paul’s concerns and instructions here? Continue reading»
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»
In this article I present several summaries of a range of interpretations of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 proposed by well-known Bible scholars. These interpretations are examined in the light of the context of 1 Corinthians chapter 14, and in the context of the entire letter of First Corinthians. First-century Corinthian culture is also used to evaluate the validity of the various interpretations. [3000 words plus endnotes. ] 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»