Emerging Consensus on Women Preachers?

Over at Sydneyanglicans.net, Michael Jensen of Moore Colloege has a nice piece on A Surprising Consensus? where he notes the agreements between Bird, Dickson, and Keller that women can share in the didactic ministry of the church.

[W]hat is interesting to me is that there seems to be emerging an agreement from all sides in this discussion that the New Testament features women in speaking roles in front of mixed congregations to a far greater extent than is often now practiced in Sydney Anglican churches. Some of the implementation of complementarian thinking about ministry has been over-zealous, to the point that it ignores what is plainly the case in the Bible. In 1 Corinthians 11 (to take the obvious example) women prophesy in the church gathering, and there is no forbidding them from doing so. Why do we not see this more often in our church meetings? My colleague Jane Tooher from the Priscilla and Aquila Centre has been advocating and modeling this practice in the last couple of years.

  • Patrick

    I’ve about come around to this view. I am not 100% convinced by NT Wright’s exegesis of I Timothy, but, it’s close. That was the only passage causing me to be reserved about the issue.


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