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    "Notorious" Passages

    Why 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Does Not Ban Women from Teaching & Having Authority in the Church

    Patrick Franklin

    From the mailbox: "Just wanted to say thank you for your article on 1 Timothy 2. It was a great reference for me…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    1 Timothy 2: Paul’s Original Language, Timothy’s Original Context

    Bob Edwards

    Throughout history, the church has been characterized by a male-dominated social hierarchy. This worldview has been so pervasive that some even consider it…

    Women and the Bible / Women and the Church

    The New Wine of the Kingdom: Equality in the Church

    Brian Wiele

    … no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. ‘The old is just fine,’ they say.” Jesus in…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Who’s in Authority?

    Tim Evans

    We believe authority is at the heart of much marriage misunderstanding and debate. Over the years traditional-hierarchical-complementarian marriage-view proponents have described their perceived…

    Women and the Bible

    5 Myths About Adam and Authority: What Really Happened in the Garden?

    Bob Edwards

    There are some distorted messages being taught about creation these days, in particular, that God designed men to be in authority and women…

    Biblical Equality

    Do Men Really Need to “Govern” Women?

    Bob Edwards

    “Governing,” according to this document, is exclusively a man’s role. This begs the question, if you are a complementarian man, why do you…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Is Male Authority “Implied” in the Bible?

    Bob Edwards

    in Ephesians 5:24, Greek manuscripts of the New Testament frame male authority or the submission of wives to husbands not as command, but…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Church

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb: What Does Paul Mean by Authority (Authentein)

    Gail Wallace

    In my recent post on 1 Timothy 2:12, discussion about the word “authentein” (often translated as authority) was especially rich. Here are some…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and the Bible

    Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

    Gail Wallace

    A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she…

    Women and Relationships / Women and the Church

    The Deceived Shall Teach our Children?

    Laura Ziesel

    One day I was leaving my Christian Ethics class, having just discussed masculinity, industrialization, and lots of other great stuff.  On my way…

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