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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Winter 2013

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal exploring Bible interpretation, theology, church history, and other disciplines as they address a biblical view of women’s equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

Academic Journals

The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

Fulfilling the Great Commission of Our Time as Egalitarians

Winter 2013

Volume: 27 | Number: 1

Fulfilling the Great Commission of Our Time as Egalitarians

In the present issue of Priscilla Papers, we take a look at the other side of the Great Commission—the practical component, orthopraxy, the discipling side. 


Editor's Reflections | Winter 2013 (27.1)
By: William David Spencer | January 30, 2013
Every Christian knows that Jesus Christ’s “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:19 has been the motivation for his people launching out across the world and discipling all who respond to the good news of salvation since our Lord began the church. What many Christians do not know, however, is that an entire theology of God is [...]

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The Church and the World Are Better when Women and Men Serve Together
By: Eva Burrows | January 30, 2013
When I speak on the topic of biblical equality, I look out at the audience and wonder why each person has chosen to come. Some may be women who feel restricted in their church circles and not given opportunity to use their gifts, who hope to find help. Some may be men who want to [...]

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A Rite of Passage
By: Amy F. Davis Abdallah | January 30, 2013
An honest conversation with a young Christian woman in the United States would reveal the prevalent hurt and fear in her experience as well as her search for meaning and identity. Media and society encourage her to find empowerment in a “Girls Gone Wild” or “Spring Break” rite of passage experience and to allow her [...]

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Who’s in Charge? Questioning Our Common Assumptions About Spiritual Authority
By: Matthew McKirland, Christa L. McKirland | January 31, 2013
Who has authority and who does not? This question drives many debates in the church today, and the conclusions drawn from it determine how people can function. But very rarely do we ask the question, what is authority? We propose a reframing of authority that defines how we function as a Christ-centered community. Being [...]

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By: Charity Kroeker | January 30, 2013
To Pastor Greg, From Lakedale Community Elder Board To Pastor Greg (Dad), From your daughter Shepherd, Instructor, Director. Father, lead in righteousness. Read, teach, command. We have gone astray. Father, take the hand of the people.

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Becky Wooley's Non-Prophet Murders
By: William David Spencer | January 31, 2013
There's an old story I've heard passed among fiction writers about an author sitting hopefully at a book signing waiting for someone to notice and purchase her book. A customer picks up the novel with finger and thumb with the relish that one would a diaper some toddler had lost on the floor and asks [...]

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