In my recent blogs, I have offered explanations as to why I believe in the full equality of women in Christian ministry. It may surprise some readers to discover that I didn’t always believe this.
Much of the discussion about women in ministerial leadership focuses on the meaning of headship. So, I wish to offer a few reflections on the meaning of the Greek text and its theological implications.
Some of my colleagues have suggested that those of us who favor the egalitarian the view of men and women are practicing a dangerous hermeneutic that will ultimately justify the acceptance of homosexual marriage. I admit that bad hermeneutics have indeed been employed to justify all sorts of evils. That is why we must approach the preaching and teaching of God’s word with fear, prayer, knowledge, and love for truth.
Ministerial Ranking and Female Ministers in the Church of God Dale M. Coulter – Guest Author
In the previous post, I attempted to show the inconsistencies and confusion within the ministerial structure of the Church of God (CG). I now wish to show how this state of affairs impacts the debate over women in ministry.
Dale M. Coulter – Guest Author
Part of the challenge of discussing the role of women in ministry has to do with the Church of God’s (hereafter CG) position on ministerial rank. My intention in this two-part analysis is primarily to convince people that the CG should consider changing how it understands ministerial ranking, which is in keeping with the recommendation to study the meaning of ordained bishop adopted at the previous General Assembly.