For almost 2 millennia, the voice of women has been stifled in the Church. Interestingly, this has been in large part due to just two references in the New Testament: 1 Timothy 2:12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34 and 35. Something about these three verses, however, is that the way they have been translated and handled […]
This sequel to The Role of Women in the Church (Mar/Apr 1996). This teaching is a powerful encouragement to women who have doubted God’s calling because of false interpretations of difficult passages of Scripture.
Women have been excluded from teaching and leading in the Christian Church, historically and currently. I Timothy 2:11-15 has been used to support this stance. This teaching clarifies the meaning of these verses by exploring the Gnostic “myths” and “false doctrines,” against which Paul was warning Timothy. Also in the teaching are some highlights of […]
Women have often been excluded from teaching and leadership in the Church by people citing I Timothy 2:11ff, especially the phrase, “I do not permit a woman to teach.” This teaching shows that the prevailing “understanding” of those verses is really a misunderstanding. Explaining the Gnostic heresy threatening the Church at that time, the teaching […]