“Adam was first formed, then Eve” has been used to keep women out of church leadership. We’ve covered five reasons why the statement quoted just now has…… Read more “1 Timothy 2:11-15 In Context, Part 4: Spiritual Gifts, The Spirit’s Prerogative, And The Creation Order”
Here at The Essential Church, we’ve been examining 1 Timothy 2 this week, particularly verses 11-15, what they mean, and how to best put them into context.…… Read more “1 Timothy 2:11-15 In Context, Part 3: The Significance of “I” In “I Do Not Allow A Woman To Teach” (1 Timothy 2:12)”
The context of 1 Timothy 2 is not pleasant. There’s a lot going on in worship, and most of it, according to Paul at least, is chaotic…… Read more “1 Timothy 2:11-15 In Context, Part 2: Why Paul Doesn’t Allow The Women In Ephesus To Teach”
1 Timothy 2:11-15 is interpreted in many conservative circles today as referring to all women, everywhere, whether young or old, single or married. If a woman is…… Read more “The Part Or The Whole? The Nature Of Women In 1 Timothy 2:11-15”
“Adam was first formed, then Eve.” You don’t have to be in the church for years to hear someone quote this phrase from 1 Timothy 2:13. And…… Read more “Five Reasons Why “Adam was first formed, then Eve” Has Nothing To Do With Church Leadership”
NOTE: Please see the bottom of the page for the order of service. First Church Anniversary for The Essential Church State of The Church Address… Read more "State of the Church Address: House Churches, Romans 16:3-5; 1 Corinthians 16:19 (The Essential Church First-Year Anniversary)"