The Letter of 1 Timothy may be the most problematic text within Scripture regarding the role of women in the church. What’s behind Paul’s troubling language?
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The Big “But”
When it comes to studying women in the Bible, there are a couple of Big “Buts.” How do we reconcile them with the totality of Scripture?
Patrons, Prophets, and Preachers
It is incorrect to read the Old Testament as mandating patriarchy for the people of God. But what about the New Testament? Does the New Testament go against the prevailing culture in its teachings? There is some compelling evidence that it does.
Patriarchy: God’s Plan?
Is patriarchy God’s divine plan for humanity? As it turns out, the Bible says quite a bit about women and patriarchy, but it may not say what you think.