Video from Premiere on Demand
"Bible scholar NT Wright answers a listener question on whether the Bible allows women to teach in churches, including the passage from 1 Timothy 2 v 11-12 “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” Tom explains why he believes these verses have been taken out of context to forbid female church ministry." from video introduction.
The controversy about how women serve in the Church as part of the church body continues.
In this video N.T Wright discusses why he believes women should serve in all leadership capacities in Church.
It has not been so clear cut even with the Southern Baptists. Here is an excerpt from a 2014 article. The Southern Baptist Convention has held both positions.
"To this question, my own Southern Baptist denomination says no, though, for a season, it took the other tack. The change came after the 2000 update of our doctrinal statement, the Baptist Faith and Message, which now reads, “While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.”
Similar circumstances and convictions led earlier to the formation of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, whose Danvers Statement declares, “In the church, redemption in Christ gives men and women an equal share in the blessings of salvation; nevertheless, some governing and teaching roles within the church are restricted to men.” from the article:
So what do you think?
N.T Wright points to how women served our Lord and the Church. How they were the first in many things at the beginning of Christs ministry on Earth. So the question: are too short sighted and intractable today as we try to prevent women from serving?
Tomorrow we will hear the opposite view in Part 2.