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A Biblical Basis for Ministry

By: Donna C. Fujimoto | October 31, 1987

It is apparent that the Christian church is grappling with the issue of women’s roles in ministry. Many churches rely on conclusions not founded in Scripture as the basis for their policies. This article seeks to illustrate such inconsistencies and challenge each church to carefully examine the scriptures as the basis for their attitudes [...]

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Early Evidence of Women Officers in the Church

By: CBE International | October 31, 1987

People sometimes write us to ask where they can find evidence that actual women held official positions of church officership. Professor Greg Horsley of Macquarie University, Australia, has kindly supplied us with the following partial list of references to  women in church leadership. 

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New Organization Incorporated

By: CBE International | October 31, 1987

On August 28, 1987, Men, Women and God: Christians for Biblical Equality became a reality. The new organization affirms the equality of women and men in church, home, and society and encourages the full development of the gifts and talents of all Christians for God’s service.

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An Illustration of the Greek Notion of "Head" as "Source"

By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | July 30, 1987

The biblical insistence that the source of woman lay in man means that woman is fully human and fully equal because she partakes of the same substance as man, "bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh." She too is made in God's image (Genesis 5: 1-3).

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A Plea for Restraint

By: Richard Kroeger | July 30, 1987

At the evangelical colloquium on women and the Bible, I introduced the section on biblical hermeneutics (the art of interpreting Scripture) by saying that the most crucial issues for evangelicals in the modern world of biblical studies were not in the arena of the so-called "Battle for the Bible" (inerrancy and authority). Important as these [...]

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A Report on the Conference with Elaine Storkey

By: Phyllis Alsdurf | April 30, 1987

“The problem of patriarchy in the church is the problem of male as norm,” charged British author Elaine Storkey at a recent meeting of CBE in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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The Black Family who Adopted Moses

By: Richard Kroeger, Catherine Clark Kroeger | April 30, 1987

There are many great blacks who have influenced our spiritual heritage. We find them both in and out of the Bible. We should like to tell you the story of the priest’s family who took in Moses in his hour of desperation. 

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When Will We Be "Real"? When Will We Be Free?

By: Kari Torjesen Malcolm | January 31, 1987

As women, many of us have found out how wonderful it is to be loved by our families. But then we venture out beyond the shelter of our home and loved ones and go to the edge of the woods--into the male world--and we discover that we are not taken seriously.  

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Women and the Church in China

By: Alvera Mickelsen | January 30, 1987

The church in China is different from that anywhere else in the world. But then, China itself is also quite different from other countries. China, more perhaps than in any other place and time since of beginning of USA, is a nation trying to forge its destiny in new ways that are not really copied [...]

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Ancient Heresies and a Strange Greek Verb

By: Catherine Clark Kroeger | March 1, 1979

. . . The twelfth verse (italicized above) contains a rare Greek verb, found only here in the entire Bible. This word, authentein, is ordinarily translated “to bear rule” or “to usurp authority”; yet a study of other Greek literary sources reveals that it did not ordinarily have this meaning until the third or fourth century, well [...]

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