This session considers a whole Bible approach concerning women and leadership. Topics will include creation, redemption and service for women and men created in God’s image and recreated in the image of Christ.
Written by Frances Willard, a leader of the temperance movement, this book is a collection of testimonies provided by men and women preachers including Dr. Van Dyke a Presbyterian and Dr. Townsend a Methodist theologian.
The workshop offers participants an opportunity to discuss themes according to their interests relating to the details of the passage, its meaning, the culture of Paul’s time, and even Paul’s theology.
It is good to bear in mind that traditions – whether Jewish or Christian – have not always stayed loyal to the biblical truth. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the value and status of women throughout the centuries.
A respected New Testament scholar examines the entire New Testament, arguing that women were not only valued as disciples but also given leadership roles, which has implications for the contemporary church.