Does Belief in Women's Equality Lead to an
Acceptance of Homosexual Practice? by Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger.
Dr. Kroeger gives clear explanation, including scripture reference and word
study, to uphold the conviction that one can support biblical equality
without endorsing homosexual practice.
The Meaning of Head by Dr. Kluane Spake.
The traditional interpretation of headship in the English language means that
man has authority over the woman. Is this true and if not, why not ? In an
excellent article Dr. Kluane Spake traces the origins of the traditional
position on headship and reveals the flaws and unbiblical nature of such
The Story of God: Women in the Early
Church by Pamela Walford. Want to know how the church's
traditional position on women evolved? In this outstanding article, Pamela Walford reveals how, in less than 400 years following the deaths of the last
apostles, the early Christian church yielded to the influence of the Greco-Roman
culture in which it was immersed. It relinquished the egalitarianism that had
been established by Jesus and set the stage for the subjugation and silencing of
women that has spanned more than two millennia and continues to detrimentally
impact the lives of women today.
The Evangelical Debate over
Biblical "Headship" by Dr. David M. Scholer. In this
scholarly article, Dr Scholer provides a synopsis of the debate over biblical
headship. Much of the Christian literature in the past five years on domestic
violence and sexual abuse of women, especially evangelical publications,
contains pointed discussions of the relationship between biblical teachings of
"male headship" and the reality of abused and battered women. Included are
studies on kephale and authentein on the precise points upon which
the so-called headship debate rests.
Women in the New Testament: A Middle
Eastern Cultural View by Dr. Kenneth Bailey. Dr. Bailey has kindly
given permission for us to offer his article, "Women in the New Testament: A
Middle Eastern Cultural View." This article was written in 1995. The truth
about God's view of women is not new, it has been clearly stated over and over.
Dr. Bailey, a renowned theologian, shows through careful consideration of
scripture that biblically there is no ground for discrimination against women.
It is amazing, that in the church, the tradition remains so prevalent.
by Mary Scantlin. As she worked on her certification to teach Dr.
Susan Hyatt’s course, The Spirit, The Bible and Women, she became
aware of the many women who had tremendous ministries but were seldom
mentioned in church history. Her article on Maria Woodworth-Etter
brings at least one of these unknown warriors to our attention.
believes that knowing of those who have gone before will encourage women
to act on the call that God has on their lives.
Did Jepthah Kill His Daughter for a
Burnt Offering or Not? by Francine Erre. The debate continues as
to whether or not Jephthah sacrificed his daughter as a burnt offering.
Since even Bible scholars are divided on the question, it is hard to find
the answer. This article lays out the facts and let's you make up your
own mind. Excellent and informative!!!
The Silence That Shouts by Pamela
Walford. This article challenges the traditional view that God is
noncommittal and neutral about the atrocities against women in the book of
Judges. She has written a truly penetrating article on the Book of
The Vashti-Esther Story - by
Katharine Bushnell. Would you think it possible to write an article on
the book of Esther without focusing on the time spent in preparation for
presentation to the king? Here it is. A rare gem preserved for our
day, the article is timely truth revealing the heart of God. This is
the only writing by Bushnell that we have been able to find besides God's
Word to Women. If any of you have access to more of her material,
please contact us. We would like to see whatever is left of her work
The Lord's Tsunami by Barbara
Wentroble. A tsunami takes place because of a shift in the plates of
the earth. That natural shift represents a spiritual shift that is
releasing men and women to work together in a full and equal partnership.
This article also shows how the church has been influenced by Greek
philosophy rather than scripture when it comes to its traditions on the
place of women.
'No' To Psycho-Babble by Leslie Johnson with Gary Johnson. Here is an excellent short
article encouraging the people of God to judge by the Word rather than
"pop-psychology theories and mindless suppositions regarding gender
tendencies." Leslie is the author of Does God Really Prefer
The Legacy of Katharine Bushnell by
Ruth Hoppin. Ruth's article gives further information on the life and
work of Katharine C. Bushnell who is the author of God's Word to Women,
the book that inspired this website.
A Biblical Theology of
Womanhood for Spirit-Oriented Believers, A Course Designed for Pentecostal
Charismatic Training Contexts - by Dr. Susan C. Hyatt. This
doctoral dissertation is a treasury of information and research in a
readable and useable format. We recommend that you look at the table
of contents to see the breadth of material available in this document.
We are Witnesses to a Mystery by Ruth
Hoppin. The first chapter and a paragraph from the ending of the book
entitled "Charge to the Jury," is taken from Priscilla's Letter, Finding
the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews which is written as a
fascinating trial where the evidence is laid out before a jury. The
book was taken out of print after only a few months of availability.
Circumstances suggest deliberate suppression due to the influence of those
who regard the concept of female authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews
Helen Barrett Montgomery's Centenary
Translation of the New Testament Characteristics and Influences by Dr.
Sharyn Dowd. The purpose of this article is to call attention to Helen
Barrett Montgomery's translation of the New Testament into contemporary
English, published in 1924. While Montgomery credits many male sources
other interpretations which appear to have been borrowed from Katharine
Bushnell are not credited. This paper examines the evidence that
Katharine Bushnell was a probable source. Dr. Dowd’s notes will be of
particular interest to those doing research on women’s issues.
Women of Destiny Conference by Cindy
Jacobs this is a report on the "Women of Destiny Conference" that was held in
the Spring of 1999. We feel that the information about how the sins of
our founding fathers birthed genetic defects in the American Church
regarding the place of women in society and in the Church is important and
needs to be available to as broad an audience as possible.
A Brief History of Some Women In
Minstry by Richard Riss. From the first century to the present God
has used women. This article will be an eye opener for most of us.
Kathryn Kuhlman A short article on the
life of this amazing woman.
Priscilla and Phoebe show us about Paul
by David Fees. A careful look at the writing of Paul concerning
Priscilla and Phoebe reveal about Paul’s beliefs about the function and
place of women.
Fall 2004 Newsletter
Articles on Susan B. Anthony, the the suffrage movement and the privilege of
Jezebel Spirit Unmasked
by Gay Anderson. The Summer 2001 newsletter article contests both the
validity of the term Jezebel spirit and the use of this term against women
Who Was Katherine
Bushnell? by Pat Joyce. A biographical tribute to this remarkable
Why Modern Patriarchy Is Not
Biblical by Kathryn J. Riss, Th.M. This article details the
continuing problems brought on by patriarchy in modern society and provides
biblical evidence that patriarchy is not God's idea.
See Also the Women in Church History Section