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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Summer 1995

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)

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Priscilla Papers Summer Volume 9 Issue 3

Summer 1995

Volume: 9 | Number: 3

Empowered to Serve

In this issue, take a deep dive into Genesis 17 and 18, the male Evangelical mind, the life of Margaret Fell, and the important role woman play as missionaries.


Sins of Omission: Searching for the Whole Truth in Genesis 17 and 18
By: Camille S. Muir | July 31, 1995
The story in Genesis 17 and 18 of the Lord’s telling first Abraham and then Sarah that they would have a son in their old age is one of the places in Scripture where a “sin of omission” is often committed.

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The Scandal Of The (Male) Evangelical Mind
By: Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen | July 31, 1995
The scandal of the evangelical mind, Mark Noll tells us, “is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." The reasons he lists for this are many, and include evangelical over-emphasis on the emotionally-charged experience of conversion, an overly-populist approach to evangelism, a preoccupation with personal sanctification to the exclusion of concern for [...]

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Margaret Fell (1614-1702): A Brief Biography Of The Mother Of Quakerism
By: Sally Bruyneel | July 31, 1995
Margaret Fell, known to many as the “Mother of Quakerism,” is arguably one of the most fascinating figures in Western religious history. Though frequently overlooked by historians, Margaret Fell played a germinal role in the development of the Friends (Quaker) movement, and her life presents a compelling picture of the power of faith and the [...]

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Recognizing The Connection: Women And Missions
By: Bryant Myers | July 31, 1995
If the education and empowerment of women leads to other kinds of positive social change, might women also be critical to spiritual transformation as well? Such a connection might provide important strategic insight with regard to some of the larger unreached people groups that have been highly resistant to traditional forms of evangelism.

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Empowered to Serve
By: Gretchen Gaebelein Hull | July 31, 1995
At first glance, being empowered to serve appears to be an obvious and familiar concept to many people. The thinking is: Of course we Christians are called to serve God first and then to serve our fellow human beings, and obviously if God calls us to do something God will give us the power to [...]

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Go Ahead! Prove That You Can!
By: Jill Rasmussen | July 31, 1995
I had an experience that was even more invigorating in a local Protestant church whose policy prohibits women from teaching males of junior high age or older except under male supervision. Furthermore, all teachers are subject to the board of elders, which is strictly composed of married men. Let me tell you (1) why such [...]

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