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Bridget Jack Jeffries

Five Female New Testament Leaders Who Were Given Sex Changes

  Christians have been explaining away the uncomfortable truth of female leadership in the Scriptures for centuries. Deborah (Judges 4:4) was only leading Israel because “there were no worthy men available.” Phoebe (Romans 16:1-2) was just a “helper” and “servant,” not a “patron” and “deacon.” The female pastor whom John writes to in 2 John […] Read more…

Book Review: Cheated On

Cheated On: The Divorce Minister Guide for Surviving Adultery and Keeping Your Faith by David Derksen [Divorce Minister: 2018] I divorced my husband for adultery in 2014. If you want to get more technical: I told my husband I wanted a divorce in 2013 and physically separated from him, but the actual divorce was filed […] Read more…

Famous People Born on January 17th

Today is my birthday. It’s great to be 22 again! As it turns out, I have quite a few January 17th birthday buddies who are just a little more famous than I am. Here they are, and since I’m a church historian, I’ll start with church history: — Catherine Booth (1829 – 1890) Female preacher […] Read more…

John Chrysostom on the Apostle Junia

(Jump to Series Index) If you’ve ever read a serious article on the apostle Junia, you’ve read the following quote from John Chrysostom of Constantinople (c. AD 349 – 407), which says: “’Greet Andronicus and Junia . . . distinguished among the apostles.’ To be apostles is a great thing, but to be distinguished among […] Read more…

Did Origen Say Junia Was a Man?

(Jump to Series Index) Miscellaneous hierarchist Web sites, blogs, and articles will number Origen among the patristic witnesses who said Junia was a man. For just one example, see this 2007 article by David W. Jones, available at the Council on Unbiblical Manhood and Womanhood: “[Stanley J.] Grenz tentatively mentions that biblical commentators up until […] Read more…