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A Medieval Makeover: Women's Roles Before and After the Reformation

By: Michele Arndt | November 3, 2022

The journey of women’s leadership in the church is hardly a straight line. It is a curvy road with plenty of twists and turns, sometimes pointing women to lead and, at other times, pointing them right out the door. One result of the Protestant Reformation was to drive women out of leadership and into [...]

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The Ministry of Women and the Merger of Church and State in Fourth-Century Christianity

By: Shelley Siemens Janzen | November 3, 2022

Christianity's fourth-century merger with the Roman Empire suppressed the NT pattern of welcoming women as exemplary servant leaders.

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Audio: Ethnicity and Gender: Mutuality in Galatians 3:28 and Ephesians 5:21–33

By: Craig Keener | November 2, 2022

If Galatians 3:28 declares that unity in Christ has obliterated ethnic and gender barriers, what should we make of the household codes in Ephesians 5:21—6:9 and elsewhere? If Galatians 3:28 is the universal principle, how is that lived out in the tension between the already/not yet in a fallen world? This workshop explores the social and apologetic [...]

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Video: Ethnicity and Gender: Mutuality in Galatians 3:28 and Ephesians 5:21–33

By: Craig Keener | November 2, 2022

If Galatians 3:28 declares that unity in Christ has obliterated ethnic and gender barriers, what should we make of the household codes in Ephesians 5:21—6:9 and elsewhere? If Galatians 3:28 is the universal principle, how is that lived out in the tension between the already/not yet in a fallen world? This workshop explores the social and apologetic [...]

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Audio: Why Pastor Priscilla Ends Christian Patriarchy

By: Terran Williams | November 2, 2022

Egalitarians have spent have spent most of their energy defending Priscilla’s genuine teaching role. But few have noticed or put forward the biblical evidence for her vocation as elder/pastor. When we ask two questions, (Who are the named male pastors/elders in the New Testament? And then given that there is only one, [...]

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Video: Why Pastor Priscilla Ends Christian Patriarchy

By: Terran Williams | November 2, 2022

Egalitarians have spent have spent most of their energy defending Priscilla’s genuine teaching role. But few have noticed or put forward the biblical evidence for her vocation as elder/pastor. When we ask two questions, (Who are the named male pastors/elders in the New Testament? And then given that there is only one, [...]

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Remembering Sarah Jane Lancaster without Forgetting Winifred Kiek: Just Who Was the First Female Minister in Australia?

By: Jim Reiher | August 9, 2022

Sarah Jane Lancaster and Winifred Kiek were ministers and trailblazers in Australia in the early twentieth century.

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Ancient History? Cultural-Historical Context Helps Us See That Women and Men Are Equal

By: Zenia Duell | August 3, 2022

We can only grasp the full meaning of God’s message for us—including the full equality of women and men—when we also understand the cultural-historical context of the biblical writers.

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Elizabeth Johnson’s God-Talk Thirty Years Later: A Critique

By: Kimberly Dickson | April 30, 2022

Kim Dickson brings Pentecostalism, evangelicalism, and atonement theology into conversation with the work of feminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson.

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Behold! A Great Cloud of Women Witnesses in the Early Church

By: Kimberly Dickson | March 30, 2022

There is a cloud of women witnesses who have gone before us and who are surely a great encouragement in our faith. Unfortunately, even our own seminaries overlook and misconstrue them.

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