Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Word According To Eve




The Word According To Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own by Cullen Murphy

Put this book on your "must read" list. If you need convincing, read the editorial and reader reviews at Amazon.com via the above link. Every good thing they say about this book is absolutely true.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Quiz For Complementarians

Where "the rubber meets the road" when it comes to "Egalitarianism" and "Patriarchalism/Complementarianism" is what females (versus males) can and cannot do in the church as members of the Body of Christ.

So I would ask re: the following "roles" or operations in the church or "gifts" (the list is from Ephesians 4, Romans 12, and 1 Corinthians 12):
  1. Overseer/Bishop
  2. Elder
  3. Deacon
  4. Apostle
  5. Prophet
  6. Evangelist
  7. Pastor
  8. Teacher
  9. Giver of Word of Wisdom
  10. Giver of Supernatural Knowledge
  11. Exerciser of Faith
  12. Gifted Healer
  13. Worker of Miracles
  14. Prophesier
  15. Discerner of Spirits
  16. Glossolalist
  17. Interpreter of Glossolalia
  18. Helper (αντιλημψις - antilêmpsis)
  19. Administrator (κυβερνησις - kubernêsis)
  20. Exhorter
  21. Giver
  22. Leader (προιστημι - proistêmi)
  23. Mercy-doer
  1. Which of the above can be filled/held/done by either sex, and why?

    1. For those that can be filled/held/done by females, also list any required or necessary restriction(s) for females in those roles/operations (versus no such restriction(s) for males in that same role/operation), and the reasons for those restrictions.

    2. For those that can be filled/held/done by males, also list any required or necessary restriction(s) for males in those roles/operations (versus no such restriction(s) for females in that same role/operation), and the reasons for those restrictions.

  2. Which of the above can be filled/held/done only by males? Explain why they can only be done by males.

  3. Which of the above can be filled/held/done only by females? Explain why they can only be done by females.
Please be sure to give the "why" for any answer!