Ben Witherington Continues with Women in Ministry

As with my post yesterday, Ben Witherington continues to share more on women in ministry, this time looking at 2 specifically debated texts: 1 Corinthians 14 and 1 Timothy 2.

In my own reading and study of this issue, I have come to realise that there are a few different ways to approach the normally-debated passages around women in ministry. But I think Witherington does well to address the in’s and out’s of the 2 passages.

So watch this second short, 7-minute video as he gives brief thoughts into the situations of Corinth (1 Cor 14) and Ephesus (1 Tim 2). Continue reading

Ben Witherington on Women in Ministry

Below is a short and succinct video teaching from Ben Witherington, professor of New Testament studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. The topic is a hot one for today – women in ministry, as well as in the household.

If you read my blog regularly, you will already know where I stand on this position, being of a more egalitarian persuasion. In all, I appreciate greatly what Witherington has to share, especially in mentioning the concept of a trajectory being created within the New Testament.

What is a trajectory? Continue reading