1 Kings · 2 Kings · Society for Pentecostal Studies · women

2020 SPS Paper Approved

I received notice this weekend that one of my paper proposals for the 2020 Society for Pentecostal Studies meeting hosted by Vanguard University was approved. Following is the title and brief summary: “On Ladies, Women-Folk, and Wives’ Tales in 1-2 Kings: A Pentecostal Literary-Theological Retelling” This study will examine the texts of 1-2 Kings concerning… Continue reading 2020 SPS Paper Approved

Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

A Great Host of Women Preaching

“The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Psalms 68:11 RV1885 As I’ve been feverishly working to complete my conference paper for the Society for Pentecostal Studies (Titled: “‘Until I, Deborah, Arose’ (Judges 4–5): A Pentecostal Reception History of Deborah Toward Women in Ministry”), I’ve been poring over… Continue reading A Great Host of Women Preaching

Genesis · women

A Rereading of Woman in the Garden: With Fretheim

I’ve been reading a collection of Terence Fretheim’s essays over the last month that have been fantastic in offering his many insights into theology and Scripture. Fretheim is one of those OT scholars who can write in a way that is both accessible and constructively provocative. One of the essays, “Creator, Creature, and Co-Creation in… Continue reading A Rereading of Woman in the Garden: With Fretheim

Biblical Studies · Society for Pentecostal Studies · women

Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible – SPS Symposium

I received the following great news yesterday that a symposium on “Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible” has been approved for the 2019 Society for Pentecostal Studies annual meeting. Here are the details of the symposium: I am incredibly grateful to be a participant and am looking forward to presenting with these… Continue reading Re-Examining Pentecostal Readings of Female Characters in the Bible – SPS Symposium

Hermeneutics · Old Testament · Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

HERE is a webinar I was invited to speak for at “Co-Laborate: Men & Women Together: Pentecostal Theology & Praxis” with host Dr. Debbie Fulthorp on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. I spoke on the topic “Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament”. The three primary ideas/images regarding the role and function of women in leadership… Continue reading Challenging Gendered Leadership in the Old Testament: A Webinar at Co-Laborate

podcast · women · women in ministry

Women in Ministry: The Spirit, Creation and Eschaton (with Podcast)

This post is borne out of a need to briefly share my view of women serving in ministry. I am an unabashed Egalitarian. I believe women (and men) can and must serve the Church (global and local) in any capacity that they are called to as ministers of the good news of Jesus in the… Continue reading Women in Ministry: The Spirit, Creation and Eschaton (with Podcast)

Pentecostal · women

Two Literary Women of Pentecost

As I pour over the early Pentecostal periodicals, I am struck that despite the many limitations concerning leadership placed upon women within Pentecostal fellowships, there were numerous women preachers and writers who were making profound impact for the Kingdom. Several women appear throughout these journals: Pandita Ramabai receives mention for her work in India, Maria… Continue reading Two Literary Women of Pentecost

1 Corinthians · Gordon Fee · preaching · women

Women Should Remain Silent (?)

I’ve been preaching through 1 Corinthians this last year and recently covered chapter 14.  While there are many things which are heavily debated in this chapter, I particularly wondered how to preach verses 34-35.  34 women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the… Continue reading Women Should Remain Silent (?)