origen

Origen on 1 Corinthians 14.33-35 (part 1: the Montanists)

by Andrew Chapman


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Philip Payne ended his 2008 New Testament Studies article, ‘1 Tim 2.12 and the Use of ουδε to Combine Two Elements to Express a Single Idea’, with the remarkable claim that 1 Timothy 2.12 ‘simply prohibits women from assuming for themselves authority to teach men.’ In an update, ‘Οὐδὲ Combining Two Elements to Convey a Single…

No 2

Being told ‘No’

by Alison Chapman


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I have gotten myself into some very sticky and tricky situations in life simply because of my inability to say ‘no’ straight off. The stickier the situation has become the more it has required of me to speak out from that uneasy and inevitable corner, the word I least want to say, ‘no’. I think…

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‘But what about..?’

by Andrew Chapman


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    When I challenge fellow believers about their acquiescence in the current prevalent practice in evangelical churches of allowing women to preach and teach in the pulpit and to serve as pastors and elders over the flock, contrary to the clear instruction of holy scripture, the most common single response is along the lines…