What Did Paul Mean by “Man is the Head of Woman?” (Part 3) Head (kephalē) as source. (Continued from part 2) A growing number of scholars including Gordon Fee, F. F. Bruce, Berkeley Mickelsen, Alevra Mickelsen, and Catherine Clark Kroeger believe that Paul’s use of kephalē should not be understood in terms of “leader “or […]
What Did Paul Mean by “Man is the Head of Woman?” (Part 2) There are three main ways of interpreting Paul’s metaphorical use of the word head (kephalē) in these two passages: 1. Head as “authority over” or “leader.” 2. Head as “source.” 3. Head as “prominent” or “preeminent.” Head (kephalē) as Authority Over or […]
On a number of occasions I have been asked the question, “Why did you write a book on women in ministry?” The question is sometimes followed by the statement, “I though only women read those books.” There are several reasons why I chose to write about women in ministry. But, the biggest reason is that I wanted to cause change in the body of Christ. The voices of many women have been stolen by ignorance, poor theology, and sometimes prejudice.
“With a broad and profound approach to both history and the languages and theology of the Bible, Alan Garrett presents a convincing and robust case for the equality of women in the Church. I appreciated his insights and boldness in addressing a controversial issue. For too long, Christians have been confused about this matter. Garrett presents a clear Biblical argument for releasing women in the Church to fulfill their God-given roles and responsibilities. I highly recommend UnSilenced and endorse this book with delight.”
-Kurt W. Bubna, Pastor Eastpoint Church; Author of Epic Grace
The following passage of Scripture in 1 Timothy 2:11- 15 is often interpreted as a strict prohibition of women teaching men and is used to establish a doctrine of hierarchical superiority of men over women.
In the first part of the pronouncement over Eve, God said that he would multiply Eve’s pain in the childbirth experience. This pronouncement indicated an increased difficulty for woman to fulfill God’s charge to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. God does not fully take away his blessing over the task, but the […]
Did you know that some of Jesus’ disciples were women? He chose other disciples beyond the Twelve. He also chose the Seventy, and the gender of the Seventy is not mentioned. Origen said that Andronicus and Junia were among the Seventy whom Jesus sent out and that Junia was a woman.
Much of the debate centers on Paul’s metaphorical use of head (kephale) in 1 Corinthians 11:3-16 and Ephesians 5:21-24. In both of these passages, Paul says that man is “the head of the woman.” Specifically, the debate revolves around what Paul meant by the phrase “man is the head of woman?”
The Samaritan woman at the Well. Jesus came to the small city of Sychar, about eight miles southeast of the city of Samaria, where He met a Samaritan woman. There are several important things to note about the encounter with this woman.
Did Bathsheba, mother of Solomon, write Proverbs 31?