Digging in Deeper: 1 Timothy 3:11-12

“Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things.  Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

This is one of those verses that seems in most English translations to limit the role that women can play in the body of Christ.  I don’t think it actually does that and here’s why. Read the rest…

Digging in Deeper: 1 Corinthians 14:34

“…the women should keep silent in the churches.  For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

See, I knew it!  Paul is clearly a misogynist.  He wants women silent and in the back, or better yet, barefoot and in the kitchen.  The church of Paul has no real place for women to become fully who God always intended them to be.  We need something fresh and new with feminism at its heart in order for both men and women to find the place God has for them.   Read the rest…