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Charles L. Quarles Pleads that We S.W.I.M. with Urgency

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation. There is no hope for redemption apart from it. That conviction should drive us across the street, across the nation, and across the ocean, whether we run or…

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If you are a follower of this Blog you would probably be aware that I am a strong advocate for trained and godly women being allowed positions of authority within the local church, however mainstream Christianity is divided on this issue due primarily to one verse, 1 Timothy 2:12, which reads “But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” The word translated as ‘teach’ in this passage is the Greek word Didasko and in this post we will be exploring whether Didasko is perfectly equivalent to the modern use of the word ‘teach’ or whether it was used by the biblical authors (especially the Apostle Paul) with a much more specific meaning in mind. 1,110 more words


Preaching, Half-Truths and Straw Man Arguments

A couple of Sundays ago a prominent pastor preached on 1 Timothy 2:11-15 in a sermon entitled “Women in the Church”. He has a rather interesting understanding of verse 15 (“But women will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety”) and rests his premise in part on his understanding of current cultural issues. 1,092 more words

Women Leaders? Stacking up the Position Papers

Today I want to stack up theologians’ differing viewpoints on the role of women in the church. If you want to make an informed decision about this subject, it is important to “join the conversation.”  You do not craft your own theology in a vacuum; you are part of God’s family and need to understand what your siblings are thinking. 2,179 more words

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Women Leaders? Locate the Movers and the Shakers

Today I will provide a list of theologians leading the conversation on women’s roles in ministry. Can women be leaders in the Church? In what capacity? 1,350 more words

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Women Leaders? Find the Tension

In this series we are addressing the issue of women in church leadership. In the first blog, I mentioned several things to consider when approaching this topic. 998 more words

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Women Leaders? First Post: Things to Remember

On June 22, 2014, Kate Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church. Why? She is promoting a movement to provide women equality and ordination to the priesthood in the Mormon Church. 1,169 more words

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