Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Women in Ministry

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»

Does Isaiah 3:12 show that women leaders are a bad thing?

February 20th, 2016

Does God’s lament and judgement in Isaiah 3:12—”women rule over them”—show that the leadership of women is a bad thing? What does Isaiah 3:12 mean? 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»

Prominent Biblical Scholars on Women in Ministry

June 30th, 2015

Leon Morris, F.F. Bruce, and many more prominent and well-respected biblical scholars, can hardly be accused of playing loose with the scriptures, but they all believed that suitably gifted women should be leaders and teachers in the church. Continue reading»

The First Century Church & the Ministry of Women

October 8th, 2014

It is helpful to have some insight into the values and customs of the first Christians, and some appreciation of how they organised their meetings and ministries, if we are to have a better understanding of the setting, context, and meaning of the New Testament letters. In this article I provide a brief overview of church life in the first century, and I highlight the ministry contributions of women. Continue reading»

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