Women in Ministry: Response to John Hobbins

| February 27, 2011

Well, I’ve finally carved out some time to respond to John Hobbins’ post entitled “What the New Testament Has to Say About Women in Ministry.” Below I have included each of John’s points (JH) along with my replies (MSH). JH: (Point 1) It is a plausible but not incontrovertible assumption that “Junia” in Romans 16:7 […]

Women as Ministers: Update and Some Scattered Thoughts

| February 24, 2011

A couple updated items on the “women’s ordination” issue. First, Suzanne McCarthy has sent me a short commentary essay on Romans 16:7. She argues for Iounian being a woman.  This is no surprise, since only the most strident complementarians refuse to agree to that. As I noted in my initial post, I think the evidence […]

1 Enoch Class is Filling Up

| February 22, 2011

I thought I’d mention this since my MEMRA course sequence in 1 Enoch begins March 14. There are three six-week modules scheduled.  March 14 inaugurates Module 1. I’m hoping we get through chapters 1-36 in Module 1, but that may be optimistic.  At any rate, I also bring it up because there are already ten […]

John Hobbins on Women as Ministers: Response Parts 1 and 2

| February 22, 2011

John has begun his response to my initial post on the issue of women in ministry. John’s first response is entitled, “Women in Ministry: Why the Issue Matters.”  I agree with him about a woman’s competence for ministry. I don’t think competence is an issue. I know there are women competent for pulpit ministry, just […]

Women in Ministry: Is There a Biblical View?

| February 20, 2011

I’ve been asked a couple of times to hit on this topic. It’s been two years since I said anything about it on this blog. To be honest, it ranks right down there near prophecy for me. In other words, I find it hard to care about on many levels.  But if I’m going to […]