Articles on Subordination
Patriarchy or Gender Equality? The Letter to the Ephesians on Submission,
Headship, and Slavery by Carrie A. Miles. Is religion responsible
for patriarchy or can its roots be found in economic necessity? Is Paul
patriarchal or did early Christianity actually repudiate patriarchy? Carrie
Miles answers these questions in this fascinating article. Don't miss it!
A Message to the Women of God
by Germaine Copeland. Germane Copeland is the founder and
president of Word Ministries, Inc., and author of many books including
Prayers That Avail Much. In this message, Germaine calls women of God to
arise and live according to God's original plan that has been restored
in Christ Jesus. To access her books and prayer ministry go to
The Sword is Out: A Strong Response
to "Off with the Skirt, On with the Pants" by R. C. Sproul, Jr. by
Alice Whisman. In her article, Alice Whisman has written a rebuttal to
a sermon by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr. entitled "Off With the Skirt, on With the
Pants." Dr. Sproul may have intended to call men to be serious about their
commitment to God and the church and to use their gifts. However, in the
process, his underlying beliefs about the inferiority of women are clearly
revealed and found to be unacceptable.
One Flesh by Leslie
Johnson with Gary Johnson. Here's Chapter 5 of the Johnsons' book , Does God
Really Prefer Men? An Open Letter to the Church in America. The
subject of Christian marriage is rarely addressed , even in books on gender
equality. The Johnsons have done a fine job. Want to know what God
thinks about marriage? Read this article!! Their book, Does God
Really Prefer Men? is available from
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The Doctrine of the Trinity and Subordination
by Kevin N. Giles. The doctrine of
subordination within the Trinity has been used to promote the subordination of
women in the church. This excellent article discusses the various positions and
concludes that there is no subordination in the Godhead. For those who are
seriously seeking to understand both the doctrine of the trinity and how it
relates to women, this essay is a must read.
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.
A Challenge for Proponents of Female Subordination To Prove Their Case from The
Bible by Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian. Dr. Bilezikian issues a challenge to prompt
Christians to grapple with biblical facts rather than to accept traditional
assumptions about female roles. This article is a "must read."
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
To Be Ordained or Not to Be -- That is the Question!
by Barbara Collins. The word
"ordain" is definitely scriptural and usually means simply "chosen" or
“selected. But does ordination become a real drawback when the
designation “clergy” is a distinction that lifts one out of the true
brother/sister position and puts one “over” instead of “along with” the "lay"
The Glory of the Lord is Upon You by Carole Scott. This prophetic message, "Get
Up Daughters, The Glory Of The Lord Is Upon You!" was birthed in that vision and
is empowered with an anointing prayer for women of all ages.
A Woman's Place by Bernadine Tillman. This article is the introduction and first
chapter of the book A Woman's Place which contains insights and experiences from
two years of a Bible study based on God's Word to Women. This book
offers a fresh bold view and is a testimony to God's faithfulness to those who
The Choice: Truth or Tradition, Understanding the Difference Between Biblical
Womanhood and Feminism by Susan Hyatt. This article is taken from Dr. Hyatt's
dissertation . It helps us see that biblical womanhood goes far beyond even
standard evangelical concepts and certainly is not secular feminism.
British Women Speak Out on the Status of Women in the Church by Sue Halliday,
Margaret Craig, Angela Lucas Denise Wherrett and Lesley Watson - Barbara
Collins, Editor. This article asked five British women to give their views on the
attitude of the church in England toward women and how this was reflected in
their and treatment, recognition of giftings and types of leadership rolls
allowed. One woman with who had lived in the United States was asked to make a
comparison the two.
Discussion on 10 Lies... We received the following comments from Seth Masek of
Lee Grady's Article "10 Lies the Church Tells Women." Barbara responded and they
got into a discussion which we felt was too good to keep to ourselves. It
is presented with Seth's permission.
Government of the Garden by Cindye Coates.
If we look to Genesis,
we will find the original blue print of how God designed Kingdom Order and a
Redemptive Government! The key word here is redemptive; needed since traditional
church government remains a fallen hierarchal system and Jesus has redeemed us
from the fall.
Questions That Mislead the Gender Debate by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis.
This is an excellent editorial that appeared in "Mutuality," the magazine of
Christians for Biblical Equality.
Patriarchy, Is It God’s Order?
by Pat Joyce. Taken from the Spring 2001
newsletter this article exposes the danger and ungodliness inherent in any level
Who is the Priest in the Home? – by Barbara Collins. Done for the Fall 2001
newsletter Barbara exposes the error and consequences of this unbiblical
Women Pastors, Wifely Submission and Southern Baptists by Barbara Collins. This
article from the Summer 2000 newsletter addresses the Southern Baptist statement
excluding women pastors and calling on women to submit to the “servant
leadership” of their husbands.
Should Women Serve as Pastors?
By Barbara Collins. This article explores the arguments on this