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November 11th
written by phil

I am delighted to make available the French translation made by Dominique Mallol of Strassbourg, France, of my article published in Priscilla Papers 29 no. 1 (2015) pages 3-10: “The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Man and Woman.” Dans la Bible l’homme et la femme ont le même statut

July 22nd
written by phil

I am delighted to be presenting a Workshop on “New Life in Christ Entails Men and Women Sharing Authority and Leadership” Sunday July 29 at the CBE Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

It will show how Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; Romans 16; 1 Corinthians 7 and Ephesians 5:21-22 demand shared leadership.

Please find attached both the handout for the talk and its PowerPoint. (more…)

March 26th
written by phil

A minority of versions, including the old NIV, translate verse 11, “In the same way their wives are to be.…” The NIV 2011, however, translates it, “In the same way the women are to be….” The translation “their wives” is doubtful for eight reasons: (more…)

December 31st
written by phil

What an amazing year it has been! I have been overwhelmed by the uniformly enthusiastic responses to all the seminars I have given on the oneness of man and woman in Christ in Conferences in Uganda and Kenya, Universities, Seminaries, and churches. It was a special delight to be back at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School before Thanksgiving, where response to “How Complementarian is the Bible?” and its many follow up discussions were uniformly positive. You can see the full video of the Seminar on YouTube at:


July 23rd
written by phil

On Friday, July 29, 2011, from 12:30 – 2:00 PM I will be presenting the Christians for Biblical Equality Annual Meeting Plenary Lecture 1 at the Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Airport/Southcenter. The title of the lecture is “The Biblical Foundation for Mutual Submission and Shared Authority Between Men and Women in Church and Marriage.” Click here to download the PowerPoint for this lecture. If you do not own PowerPoint, you may download the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer or you may install LibreOffice, a free Open Source Office Suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office.

On Saturday, July 30, from 2:50 – 3:50 PM I will lead a workshop on “Justice and Equality for Women Created in God’s Image: The Scriptural Mandate for Ministry and Marriage.”

Hope to see you there!

Kriste Patrow is the contact person to use special discount coupon UPCBE11 for a discount on your registration, also available on site. Her telephone number is 612-872-6898 (good until she leaves for the Conference Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 AM CST).

November 10th
written by phil

Even if in the NT no women were identified by name as elders, overseers, or pastors, and many men were, this would not logically exclude women from those leadership positions any more than the actual lack of Gentile men identified by name as elders, overseers, or pastors in the NT excludes Gentile men from those leadership positions. (more…)