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    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Sex, Supper, Submission

    Zach Lambert

    A few months after we said “I do,” my wife, Amy, and I attended a class for newly married couples at our local…

    "Notorious" Passages

    What Does It Mean for Women to Learn in Quietness and Submission? 1 Timothy 2:11

    Tania Harris

    They are the verses of Scripture used most frequently to silence women in the church: 1 Timothy 2:11-12. I remember reading them as…

    "Notorious" Passages

    Ephesians 5:21-33: How Paul Turns Headship on Its Head

    Patrick Franklin

    Ephesians 5:21-33 is often cited as a proof text to endorse male leadership in the home. In this text, wives are instructed to…

    "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…

    "Notorious" Passages / Women and Relationships

    Co-Leadership in Marriage: Let’s Talk about Submission

    Tim Evans

    Submission in marriage often comes with lots of negative baggage. In fact, many people refer to submission as the "S"-word. The reality is…

    Biblical Equality / Personal Stories

    Let My People Go: The Impact of Patriarchy in the Church

    Bob Edwards

    Patriarchy is an oppressive cultural norm with a history that predates Christianity. Fortunately, it is fading from our global community. Unfortunately, it persists…

    "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…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    The Dance of Mutual Submission

    Jody Fernando

    When my babies were born, I fully intended to stay home full-time with them for a variety of reasons.  However, a year after…

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

    Masters and Slaves, Husbands and Wives

    Bob Edwards

    Husband and wives or masters and slaves? Today’s theologians do not continue to justify racial slavery on the basis of Canaan’s curse, yet…

    Personal Stories / Women and the Church

    Why I Am Womanist & Feminist (and it has nothing to do with hating men)

    Khristi Adams

    Now is not the time to blame women or consistently accuse us of complaining, ranting and raving and hating men. For many of…

    Personal Stories / Women and Relationships

    Submission: A Personal Story

    Kate Wallace Nunneley

    Submission What he had always been told he deserved What he expected from me, with nothing in return But it was not mine…

    Women and the Bible

    Does the Creation Account Support Women’s Submission?

    Gail Wallace

    Views on submission exist on a continuum, but generally speaking, egalitarians support mutual submission in marriage, and church leadership based on giftedness rather…

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