Much heat and confusion is caused by Paul’s reference to his compatriots and fellow prisoners in Romans 16:7. The NIV (2011) renders the verse as: Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding... Read More | Share it now!
Category Archives: Roles in the Church
Is Paul referring to Husband and Wife in 1 Timothy 2:12?
I was staying with a friend a couple of weeks back and he suggested that Paul was referring to husbands and wives in 1 Tim 2:12 where he says he doesn’t “permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.”... Read More | Share it now!
Men and Women Under God
The question of how men and women should relate to each other both in the church and at home continues to be a burning issue. I went through the exercise of writing a Bible Study on this topic, which seemed to be well received by the group I led at... Read More | Share it now!
What is Prophecy in the New Testament?
A question that comes up, often in relationship to the topic of by what speaking roles can women serve the church, is what is prophecy today? I have argued elsewhere that women should not teach in the context of a mixed adult group, but may prophecy,... Read More | Share it now!
Women and Men in the Church
This is a highly charged subject, but having said that Jane Hanson Hoyt has ignored what the Bible has to say on this topic in my review of her book, I thought I had better give an outline of why I think that God has lovingly given different roles to... Read More | Share it now!