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Throwback Thursday: General Assembly Agenda 2012: Item 15 WOMEN in MINISTRY

Throwback Thursday: General Assembly Agenda 2012: Item 15 WOMEN in MINISTRY

One item that was not fully resolved at the 2012 General Assembly Agenda in Orlando was WOMEN in MINISTRY. Item 15 expressed a general desire to permit women to be fully represented in all roles within the church. It was NOT a gender issue, but rather a leadership one – an issue of ministry and of responsibility, if you will. Coming from a long line of women ministers in the churches, one ca... »

Women and Ministry: A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come”

Women and Ministry: A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come”

Women and Ministry A Tension between the Overlapping “Now” and “the Age to Come” Jon Ruthven, PhD It seems that the problem of women and ministry in the NT reflects a tension, not only between Christian tradition and modern culture, but also between two NT passages which appear to be contradictory, i.e., Gal 3:28 and 1 Tm 2:11ff. I think it’s important to get this apparent “contradiction” ha... »

Vatican Unveils Frescoes In Catacombs of Priscilla and Early Women Priests

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla, known for housing the earliest known image of the Madonna with Child — and frescoes said by some to show women priests in the early Christian church. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, presided over the opening of the “Cubicle of Lazzaro,” a tiny burial cham... »

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