Creation Order (Pt 4)

Despite what we’ve covered the last few days, some might still want to challenge the idea that women were allowed to teach in church and quote 1 Timothy 2:11-14 as a rebuttal.  Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather,…

Church Interruptions (Pt 2)

I feel that the main reason Paul told “the women” to be silent in church was not because they were women, but because they were interrupting the service with their questions. Ancient culture did not spend much time educating women, and therefore they had plenty of questions to ask. As Craig S. Keener points out,…

Paul’s Comments on Women

Much of modern misogyny in the church can be attributed to Paul’s comments on women in the Bible. But is misogyny really what Paul intended to communicate? In today’s podcast, I take a look at Paul’s comments in 1 Corinthians 11 and sort out what’s at the heart of his message. As it ends up,…