Bible translations & women pastors 2

If asked can women be pastors, many will immediately and without hesitation say, “No they can’t. Paul tells us quite clearly in 1 Tim 3:1-7, that eldership is male only.” The question is, does he? Wanting to be those governed by the Word, we turn to our Bibles and read and note the frequent male … Continue reading Bible translations & women pastors 2

BIBle translations and women elders/pastors

Translation is important when it comes to understanding the scriptures. And this has a bigger impact on the subject of women in ministry than we may realise. There are many good, even very good, translations available to us today. We are spoilt by the choices we have; the NKJV, NRSV, NIV, ESV, CSB, MEV, NLT, … Continue reading BIBle translations and women elders/pastors

Women pastors

The question regarding the role of women in the church has come to the fore once again with the expulsion of Saddleback Church from the Southern Baptist Convention for ordaining women as pastors and Rick Warren, the founding pastor's, subsequent response (Rick Warren: The Great Commission's 'Go and Teach' Applies to Women in Christianity Today … Continue reading Women pastors

The Role of Women in the church and a “Beautiful Union”

Richard Burgess, 10.03.2023 The role of women (and correspondingly men) continues to be a big issue as evidenced by the way it has hit Twitter again this week. Following a prerelease portion, then a chapter of the book, "Beautiful Union: How God’s Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (Sort … Continue reading The Role of Women in the church and a “Beautiful Union”

Practical Discipleship

Discipleship is the latest buzzword in Christian circles. Discipleship though goes right back to Jesus and his calling of the twelve, his teaching and equipping of them, right through to his commissioning of them to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. Several years ago I wrote a book based on … Continue reading Practical Discipleship