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This recording summarizes the "New Creation" theme of the Bible and shows how this is not limited to the future but is inaugurated in the church and transforms Christian relationships.
Katie Hays
This recording is the personal account of Rev. Hays’ call to ministry and the obstacle of her gender in fulfilling that call. It draws on Paul’s own description of himself and his enthusiasm for God’s work in Philippians 3:4b-6. The talk culminates with Hays’ decision to leave the denomination of her childhood, a decision that brought freedom in the gospel but not without a long process of mourning.
New creation dawns with the resurrection of Jesus. We walk, now, in its coming light. New creation means the redemption of the whole created order: human persons as well as human society; the physical world and the animal life that fills it. God calls us to take hold of the coming future and bring it to bear on the present. This is the framework within which we pursue justice and equality in the world. God’s new creation is upon us. And as people of the new creation, we read scripture to have our minds and actions shaped by the future that awaits us. This trajectory toward the fullness of new creation summons us to read scripture as witnesses to the full equality that exists among all people within the new humanity that God is creating in Christ.
This recording examines the pivotal and strategic role of women in the ministries of Jesus and Paul respectively. In addition, it will consider theological and missiological reasons for women’s full and free participation in the church’s mission at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
This recording examines the twelve pillars most often adduced as biblical support for male hierarchy in the church and in the home. It shows that statements in the Bible adduced for this do not, in fact, support male hierarchy. To the contrary, they rather provide evidence for the equal standing and authority of man and woman. It surveys the exegetical, theological, and practical foundations for the equal standing of men and women in the church and in marriage. It shows that the weight of the scriptural data should lead those with a high view of Scripture to welcome women in ministry and church leadership.