Women & Ministry Archives - Seedbed

Junia or Junias? One little letter makes a big difference in how Romans 16:7 is interpreted. The question this passage poses is one that has divided the church for decades – do women belong in the pulpit? Scot McKnight is shouting a resounding “YES!” with the publication of his ebook Junia is Not Alone.

How does gender play a role in ministry? Esther Achi shares a reasoned approach to women operating in their giftedness for kingdom work.

Have you ever wondered how you might support women in the workplace and help make the business world more equitable for everyone? Helen Mitchell gives us the truth about the needs and challenges of women at work.

Who are the mothers of our faith? Ruth Tipton shares about the women who have preached the gospel faithfully over the course of history.
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In 1 Timothy 2:11, Paul writes Timothy, "A woman must learn in quietness and submission." Is this just another expression of ancient, patriarchal culture that sought to suppress women? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Gary Hoag and prepare to be surprised.

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.
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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...

What advice would a veteran mother give to a young wife who is considering having a child? Marilyn Elliott reflects on motherhood and some of the true feelings of real mothers on Mother's Day.
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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.

Who are the mothers of our faith who dared to usher in the kingdom of God against all odds? Ruth Tipton continues our "She Preaches Gospel" series with Sojourner Truth's story.

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