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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 2000

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.

Priscilla Papers Summer 2000 Volume 149 Issue 3

Summer 2000

Volume: 14 | Number: 3

Southern Baptists and Women

Read about the Southern Baptists and be enlightened. Then pray for them and their leaders that they will one day renounce actions that deny women the full freedom and equality the Bible teaches.


Editor's Reflections | Summer 2000
By: Carol R. Thiessen | July 31, 2000
A funny thing happened on the way to an issue that was originally planned to emphasize the family. The Southern Baptists came to Orlando, not far from my new home, and they were in the news daily as their convention took another step in affirming women as unequal with men. 

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Is the Head of the House at Home?
By: Joe E. Trull | July 31, 2000
The way to build a Christian home is for each member of the family to work at surpassing the other in love and voluntary submission.

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Southern Baptists and Their View of Women: An interview with Joe Trull
By: Joe E. Trull, Carol R. Thiessen | July 31, 2000
Last June 14, the SBC adopted a further revision to their doctrinal statement at their convention, this time disallowing women as pastors. Dr. Trull discussed with Priscilla Papers the history and effect of these revisions. That interview follows in condensed form.

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Southern Baptists and Women in Ministry
By: William M. Tillman | July 31, 2000
The subject of Southern Baptists and women in ministry is complex. What follows is my opinion and interpretation of some of that complexity. Having been associated with this discussion for many years, I am cognizant of my subjectivity. My hope is that what I can add as an involved bystander will provide some clarity for [...]

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One Woman’s View
By: Rosalie Beck, Carol R. Thiessen | July 31, 2000
A church historian discusses her perception of recent SBC actions. Priscilla Papers thought it would be helpful in this discussion of the Southern Baptist Convention and women to ask for her perspective on issues that are related to the recent changes to SBC faith statements.

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The Family Isn’t Always the Answer
By: Evelyn Bence | July 31, 2000
I’d be the first to acknowledge the importance of strong family life, but I fear that by extolling the virtues of the traditional unit, the church alienates those who don’t have ready-made families.

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