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newlife · 6d ago

Wealthy Women in the First-Century Roman World and in the Church

Not all first-century women fit the stereotype of being hidden and housebound. In this discussion I look at how wealthy women were influential and prominent in society and in the church. Con...
newlife · 3W ago

Complementarians Single Out Single Women

Complementarians keep saying that men and women are equal in Christ, but the finer points of their beliefs and practices reveal something different, especially if you're a single woman. Cont...
newlife · 1M ago

Adam was created first, and this means . . .

Does the Genesis story that Adam was created first mean that men have a greater authority than women? The concept of primogeniture does have a place in the community of Jesus' followers, but...
newlife · 2M ago

Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

Complementarians believe Paul teaches that men have a God-given authority over women. They believe this teaching is grounded in creation and is therefore timeless and universal in applicatio...
newlife · 2M ago

Video Series: Should Women Teach in Church?

Tired of reading? Here are four short clever videos which look at 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-14 and intelligently discuss whether women can teach in church. Continue reading»
newlife · 2M ago

Podcast with Ashley Easter and Charlie Olivia Grantham

Last Monday I chatted with Ashley Easter and Charlie Olivia Grantham about Ephesians 5 and a little bit about my marriage. Here are links to a 16-minute podcast of our conversation. Continu...
newlife · 2M ago

The Anonymous Man and Woman in 1 Timothy 2:11-15

In this article, I look at the language of 1 Timothy 2:12 and discuss the possibility that this verse concerns an anonymous couple in the Ephesian church, rather than men and women more gene...
newlife · 3M ago

Were there women elders in New Testament churches? (Part 2)

In this article I look at the NT verse which mentions women elders and compare it with other verses. I also look at elders, men and women, in early Judaism. My claim is that the “older women...
newlife · 3M ago

Were there women elders in New Testament churches?

Three times this past week I've been in online conversations where a person has stated that women were not leaders or elders in early churches. Was this really the case? Continue reading»
newlife · 3M ago

Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends?

Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia were Christian ministers who sometimes travelled. The NT shows that, at the very least, their paths crossed one or twice. Did these women become friends? I hope s...