August 30th
written by phil

I am delighted make available my new book in German translated by Hans Ronsdorf, a new article in Chinese, and a new article in The Christian Post:

Philip B. Payne, Die Gleichstellung von Mann und Frau aus biblicsher Sicht (Augsburg, Germany: Ronsdorf, 2023). See its cover.

Philip B. Payne, “The Bible Teaches the Equal Standing of Man and Woman,” Gospel and Modern China 20 (2023.06) 32–46.
腓力·佩恩(Philip B. Payne)圣经教导男女平等 福音与当代中国†第20†期 (2023.06) 32–46.

Philip B. Payne, “The subordinationist heresy? Christ is eternally subordinate to Father GodThe Christian Post (July 24, 2023)

On Monday July 31, I had a cochlear implant in my right ear. Dr. Wilkerson says my surgery went well, and so far I have no pain or ringing in either ear.

Immediately after surgery, before I was conscious of anything in my surroundings, I clearly remember being in a contest in which I had to get five points in order to come back to reality. The four points I had gotten were all overridden by my opponent, so I had nothing. At that moment the Spirit of the Lord intervened and gave me a point in a position that freed up my other four points. I instantly became 100% aware of all my surroundings and saw the face of a nurse leaning over me with Rachael on her name tag. She asked, “How are you?” I replied, “The Spirit of the Lord enabled me.” Nancy and Brendan were there and both heard me say this three times. Their smiling faces were wonderfully beautiful to me.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for recovery. I am scheduled on August 17 to have the cochlear implant turned on. Please pray that my mind will adjust well to this new way of hearing and that I will with practice be able to understand speech far better than I can now.

May 24th
written by phil

It was wonderful to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother, who turns 99 in October. I was able to sit by her and my three brothers at the opening session of the Twin Lakes Church Bible Conference in Aptos, California. Two people said how pleased they were that I was able to sit by my wife! When Mom heard about it she laughed out loud! She attended my session and understood it and our frequent theological discussions that week.

Response was enthusiastic to my three seminars on Women in Church Leadership. It looked like all sixty books they ordered were grabbed. Following a special session the following Tuesday with PowerPoint slides and Q&A for the whole staff and interns, René Schlaepfer, their lead pastor, promised to buy a copy of The Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood for each of them.

I also had wonderful Q&A sessions that next week with the pastors of Santa Cruz Bible Church and Vintage Faith Church and memorable hikes along the Pacific coast and in the redwoods with my brothers John and Peter. John and I also jogged 2.4 miles every other day around the Henry Cowell Big Trees loop trail. 

On May 17, 2023 The Christian Post Published “Mutual submission in 1 Peter 3:1-7: Husband submit to wife? Here Peter also not only commands wives to submit themselves to their own husbands, but also commands husbands to submit themselves to their own wives and to honor their wives as joint heirs of the gracious gift of life.” You can download it here

May 11th
written by phil

I’ll be presenting 3 seminars at the Twin Lakes Bible Conference in Aptos, California May 13 on WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY? The seminars will give biblical answers to seven objections to women in leadership in the church and in the home with time for Q&A after each objection.
This is the LINK to download the talk. This is the LINK to download the PowerPoint.

March 21st
written by phil

Preston Sprinkle invited one female and one male scholar to present a biblical defense of the complementarian (Sydney Park and Gerry Breshears) and egalitarian (Cynthia Long Westfall and me) views at the Theology in the Raw Symposium on Women in Leadership in Boise, Idaho March 23.

Click HERE to see my 20-minute talk that distills my last 50 years of research that changed my mind regarding four key objections to women in leadership and HERE to download my PowerPoint to your downloads folder.

I argue that Paul usually uses “head” to convey “source,” not male headship, that 1 Timothy 2:12 addresses a crisis of false teaching in Ephesus—where some women had followed after Satan—by prohibiting women from seizing authority to teach a man, that Paul encourages all believers to aspire to the office of overseer in 1 Timothy 3:1, and that external and internal evidence shows that 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 was not in Paul’s original letter.

March 13th
written by phil

Just today I received copies of my new Zondervan book: The Bible vs. Biblical Womanhood:

How God’s Word Consistently Affirms Gender Equality, 223 pages. Click HERE to see it.

It is written for non-specialists to make complex ideas as simple and clear as possible. It includes extensively updated material on 1 Corinthians 14:34–35, including photographs of all 16 two-dot plus bar (distigme-obelos) symbols in the oldest Bible in Greek, Codex Vaticanus B.

Beth Allison Barr writes: “Payne makes it clear that ‘biblical womanhood’ has never been biblical. His careful analysis provides unshakeable ground that we can believe both in the Bible and in the full freedom of women to serve however God has called them.”

Click HERE to see other endorsements. 

https://www.amazon.com/Bible-vs-Biblical-Womanhood-Consistently-ebook/dp/B0B5CVBJ4R states that it is the “#1 New Release in Gender & Sexuality in Religious Studies” and sells it for $17.99 paperback, $12.99 Kindle. 

June 7th
written by phil

Clicking on Bibliography will give you the 6/6/2020 updated version.

June 21st
written by phil

This is Phil’s chapter “What-about Headship? From Hierarchy to Equality” in Mutual by Design: A better Model for Christian Marriage (ed. Elizabeth Beyer; Minneapolis: CBE International, 2017). (more…)

February 19th
written by phil

The home page of New Testament Studies at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-testament-studies states:

“Most read  Article:   Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34-5

  Philip B. Payne

  New Testament Studies, Volume 63, Issue 4″

The NTS web site also lists this article as already having reached a media ranking of 19. There is only one issue in New Testament Studies in the past ten years for which the sum of the media rankings of all the articles in that issue (up to 10 articles) combined is higher than the media ranking of this one article.

March 22nd
written by phil

We found and removed the invisible content inserted into pbpayne.com in order to boost another site’s Google ranking. We regenerated the whole site with the lastest version of Word Press to increase security. Google has reindexed pbpayne.com and found no security issues.

February 27th
written by phil

UPDATE: We found and removed the invisible content inserted into pbpayne.com in order to boost another site’s Google ranking. Google has reindexed pbpayne.com and found no security issues. (more…)

May 1st
written by phil

Man and Woman, One in Christ is included in the list of 99 important theological works from the time of Augustine to the present at http://theologydegreesonline.com/important-books/  It is #8 on the list. The list is introduced: “there are a few books that have achieved such insight and lucidity that anyone interested in Christian theology should take the time to read them.”