In 1 Timothy 2:11, Paul writes Timothy, "A woman must learn in quietness and submission." Is this just another expression of ancient, patriarchal culture that sought to suppress women? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Gary Hoag and prepare to be surprised.
What might a feminine approach to holiness look like? In today's article, Sharon Drury explains how women can be tempted to find their identity completely in others instead of God, and this poses as big of a problem to consecration and holiness as do masculine proclivities.
For many women, the predicament of sinfulness appears different than for men. In today's article, Sharon Drury invites us to reflect on the ways in which we often mistakenly frame sinfulness and salvation in terms that relate to one gender more than the other.
Was Rebekah a good or bad character in the Bible, especially in light of her deceitfulness? In this video, Dr. Craig Keener explains that considering especially God's revelation to her regarding Jacob's assumption of the birthright, on the whole, Rebekah should be understood as a positive character.
In this episode of The Threshing Floor Joshua interviews the Rev. Carolyn Moore, founding pastor of Mosiac United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia. Carolyn shares her story of call, the role her family plays in her ministry, how there needs to be a different conversation about gender roles in leadership.
Brian LePort offers a book review of "Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era," a work for anyone interested in gender studies as well as the development of Christianity in the United States. This is truly a “history from below” telling the story of those that would be forgotten if society’s sexist inclinations were to be embraced.
Male voices reign in the first few centuries of the Church reflecting, of course, the androcentric Greco-Roman culture in which Christianity developed. Nevertheless, it is not the case that the female voice is altogether absent from this period and its presence, though minimal, serves as a critique to the patriarchy that became normative. Nowhere is the female voice more prominent than in the martyrdom literature.
Rachel Held Evans is joined by Heidi Weaver of LOVE Boldly and Dr. Ben Witherington to discuss women’s roles, vocation, blogging, and more.
Often within a marriage, many churches teach that women should submit to the decisions of their husbands, even if the husband is making very wrong decisions. Women are encouraged that if they will submit and pray, God will honor this and intervene on their behalf.
A plethora of books and articles already exist on various women of the OT- ranging from those incredibly faithful women held high as the...