I had the privilege of having a conversation with Prof. Sara Parks, author of a superb monograph on the gender pair parables in Q, hosted by Jonathan Stewart on the online podcast and video talk show TalkGnosis. Have a listen in audio format or watch the video below (or both)!
Bart Ehrman kindly gave me the opportunity to write some guest blog posts for his blog about my book What Jesus Learned from Women. The first one has appeared and it is about the possibility that Paul’s relative Junia was a leader in the Christian movement from very early on, being known from the Gospel of Luke by another name: Joanna.
There will also be a couple more guest posts on Ehrman’s blog in the coming weeks. I am also grateful to the shout-out on the Christian Feminism Today website.
Also of related interest to What Jesus Learned from Women:
Here’s an episode of that new podcast:
Beth Allison Barr and Kristin Du Mez spoke with Scot McKnight together in a wonderful webinar recently. They have now made the video recording available online, and so I am sharing it here:
Here they each are talking to him individually on his Kingdom Roots podcast:
There are numerous other episodes of that podcast related to this topic, so do browse them as well.
No matter how much Moore wants to separate “pagan patriarchy” from “Christian patriarchy,” he can’t. Both systems place power in the hands of men and take power away from women. Both systems teach men that women rank lower than they do. Both systems teach women that their voices are worth less than the voices of men. Moore may claim that women only owe submission “to their own husbands,” not to men “in general,” but he undermines this claim by excluding women as pastors and elders. If men (simply because of their sex) have the potential to preach and exercise spiritual authority over a church congregation but women (simply because of their sex) do not, then that gives men “in general” authority over women “in general.”
A couple of new blog posts about the story of Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman:
These resources from the Center for Hebraic Thought will interest you (and I’ll have more on that topic in the not too distant future):
Also about Junia (among others):
Previously here on the blog:
And finally, a meme from my book: