If Christians were meant to be against women in ministry, we would have to denounce and ignore all of the women who were examples throughout the Bible. Both the Old and New Testaments give clear examples for us (and this list is not exhaustive):
The fact that where Paul expected to find a place of worship, he found a group of women, suggests that there were not enough Jewish men in Philippi to establish a synagogue (as women would not have been allowed in Judaism to establish one themselves).
We’re going to talk about two more women who are mentioned by Paul in Romans 16. Phoebe the Deacon, and Junia the Apostle.
Bold in her faith, Priscilla and Aquila had been cast out of Rome for their beliefs. Paul wrote that not only were they “coworkers in Christ Jesus” but that hey had “risked their own necks for his life” (Rm 16:3-4), at a time when persecution was a very present reality.
In Judges 4-5, we find Jael, picking up where we left Deborah. Jael, a Kenite woman, is met by Sisera, the general of the Canaanite army that had just been defeated, swept away by a storm. He flees to Jael’s tent. Now, Jael was possibly the wife of a man named Heber, however “heber” canContinue reading “JAEL | Women in the Bible”
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll be diving into discussions about just a few of the incredible women we encounter in scripture. To kick off this series, we’re talking about Hagar; the seemingly side-character in the story of Abraham and Sarah, Hagar is often seen as the victim of Abraham and Sarah’s lack ofContinue reading “HAGAR | Women in the Bible”