Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Women Church Leaders

Were there women elders in New Testament churches?

January 9th, 2017

Three times this past week I’ve been in online conversations where a person has stated that women were not leaders or elders in early churches. Was this really the case? Continue reading»

Philip’s Prophesying Daughters

November 24th, 2013

We tend to underestimate the ministry of Philip’s four daughters; the early church writers didn’t make that mistake. They recognised them as prophets and associated them with apostles and bishops. Continue reading»

“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»

Euodia and Syntyche: Women Church Leaders at Philippi

August 4th, 2011

Who were Euodia and Syntyche (Philippians 4:2-3)? Were they leaders of the Philippian church?
Early Church Father John Chrysostom seemed to think so. [1500 words] Continue reading»

Are there women pastors in the New Testament?

July 17th, 2011

Can you name a woman who is called a pastor in the New Testament?
Can you name a man who is called a pastor in the New Testament? [500 words] 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»

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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