Most complementarians agree that 1 Timothy 2 is the critical passage underpinning their position restricting what women can do in church. It is one of the most contested passages in the Bible with limited agreement on what it means even among those with similar views on gender roles. I think there is a way through … Continue reading “1 Timothy 2:11-15 are women banned from teaching?”
The New Testament discussion of roles and qualifications is not well defined. Roles in the NT include apostles, prophets, teachers, leaders, preachers, pastors, overseers/elders and deacons. Some roles, like Timothy’s and Titus’ are uncertain (probably apostles?). Within the NT timeframe structures evolved with decentralisation away from Jerusalem. Many of the early NT roles (being specifically … Continue reading “Men and women on church boards”
The parable of the 5 wise and five foolish virgins is a well enough known parable. It is found in Matt 25:1-13. The parable provides ample opportunity for reflection as it asks searching questions of readers. Such questions can be blunted by overuse of analogy. What was Jesus saying to his listeners? What does Matthew … Continue reading “Parable of the 10 Virgins”
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