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.
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 the middle to late Nineteenth Century a group of Christians revitalized Wesley’s doctrine of entire sanctification and perfection in love. It was not a theological renaissance that took place in the halls of academia but a revival of experimental theology. They were the holiness movement, and here is a list of ten Holiness Christians everyone should know.
Should the church ordain women? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Wayman responds to common objections that would limit ordination to men.
Biblical Basis for Women's Service in the Church by N.T. Wright In this 12-minute video, Wright covers a breadth of issues relating to women in...
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.
http://youtu.be/r2M6HswlH3A Here is Dr. Ben Witherington giving us a biblical perspective on women’s roles in ministry and in the family. He explains women’s roles in...
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.
Have you struggled with understanding "women in ministry?" Kelly Soifer explains how the real problem is understanding women's role in leadership.
Should women be in leadership positions in the Church? Today Dr. Ben Witherington III offers scriptural support for women in leadership. He explains the "problem passages" and offers a Wesleyan perspective on the topic.