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Book Review: Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church
By: Brianna Cortez | March 14, 2023
Whereas most books on women in ministry primarily focus on contested Bible verses, Nijay K. Gupta’s "Tell Her Story" takes a different approach. Gupta studies women throughout the Old and New Testament first, as if to say, these are the stories we need to shape our view of women—the ones that depict what [...]
Galilee’s Got Talent! How the Arts Empower Women
By: Nijay K. Gupta | March 1, 2023
It’s no surprise that women’s voices are often left in the dark in patriarchal cultures. But throughout the Bible and beyond, the arts have brought women’s hidden voices to light. Women indwelled with the Spirit should let their voices ring as Mary, Deborah, and Miriam did.
By: Lynne Babbitt | June 9, 2021
Stereotypes say women are too emotional to lead, while men are clear and logical leaders. But when we look at the Bible, we find that these stereotypes are not only incorrect, they are also unbiblical.
Jael’s Story as Initial Fulfillment of Genesis 3:15
By: Julie Walsh | October 31, 2019
This article has shown that the Gen 3:15 Edenic covenant began in the Garden with the woman. It was then initially fulfilled with Deborah and Jael in Judg 4 and 5. Indeed, the Jael story actualizes the Gen 3:15 promise.
What to Say When Someone Dismisses Women's Leadership in the Bible
By: Chesna Hinkley | September 25, 2019
For egalitarians, the book of Judges clearly demonstrates God’s approval of women leaders. Yet many who view women’s leadership as unbiblical dismiss the pattern of God-affirmed female authority in Judges.
Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church
By: Nijay K. Gupta | March 14, 2023
For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders in the church. But there is ample evidence right in the New Testament that women were actively involved in ministry, at the frontier of the gospel mission, and as respected leaders.
Deborah: Troublesome Woman or Woman of Valor?
By: Ronald W. Pierce | April 30, 2018
This paper argues that a close reading of Deborah's story and song reveals an ’eshet hayil, a “woman of valor” (cf. Ruth 3:11, Prov 12:4, 31:10). This is evident not only in the direct references to her, but also in the narratives regarding her associates Barak and Jael.
Calling All Deborahs, Esthers, and Junias
By: Gricel Medina | June 14, 2017
If we want to see women free, we have to challenge the message that passivity is godly. We have to encourage women to boldly exercise their God-given authority. We must image Bible women who took direct action to further God’s vision for the world.
By: Ronald W. Pierce | June 5, 2006
We are not told exactly what Barak did to demonstrate his extraordinary faith. But, thankfully, the account of his work under Deborah, the respected prophet and judge, in Judges 4–5 provides helpful clues to answer this question from the Scripture.
"Little Debbie" or Powerful Prophet?
By: Jenny Rae Armstrong | June 5, 2011
What the example of Deborah reveals about gender authority: As women have gained increased influence in society, and as Bible scholars offer a consistent egalitarian interpretation of Scripture, gender traditionalists have had to work harder and more creatively to justify the subordination of women within the church and family—even to themselves.