Women & Ministry Archives - Page 3 of 5 - Seedbed

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.

Have you struggled with understanding "women in ministry?" Kelly Soifer explains how the real problem is understanding women's role in leadership.

Ever wonder where all the female saints are? Though many treatments of church history overlook their role, they're there, even from a young age. Read this list of 10 young female saints who can inspire your own walk with God.

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.

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.
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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.
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How can an ancient book that seemingly condones slavery and patriarchy be considered a reliable source of truth? In today's video, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington challenge the common assumption that the Bible condones these practices.

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

What should women know when entering into training for vocational ministry? Jill Baker shares some of her experience.

What exactly is the greatest strength a woman has? Marilyn Elliott shares how much a woman can accomplish when her energy is focused where it really matters.