The altar is a place of sacrifice. As we come to the altar, we are called to present ourselves to God as “a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God” (Rom. 12:1). Many Pentecostals spoke of the altar as the place of complete consecration to the service of God.
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.