Apostolic Authority

1 Timothy 2: 8-15 8 Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument. 9 Also, the women are to dress themselves in modest clothing, with decency and good sense, not with elaborate hairstyles,...

Women in the Helping Role

I have been writing for several posts about 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:3, that ”the man is the head of a woman” and in verse 9, “for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.”  Paul is...

Headcoverings

In my last post we discussed how to understand the challenging passage in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. We ended our discussion with some different interpretations of Paul’s reference to angels and authority. In this post we’ll continue our discussion by examining whether...

Different Roles for Men and Women in the Church

I continue now with a discussion of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16.  Last time I accented the indicators of equality in the passage. Today, I want to begin to unpack the teaching on gender difference.   2 Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to...