Should Women Teach? (Digital Download MP3)
The last 2000 years have seen women largely pushed aside, silenced and oppressed in the assemblies of Messiah. Viewed as everything from distractions to outright Jezebels, women have found no friend in the Apostle Paul – but has that been a fair assessment? Was Paul a friend or a foe to women in the assemblies? Most importantly – was Paul a supporter of women as teachers, or their harshest critic?
In this new teaching from Founded in Truth, Matthew Vander Els digs deep into the vast amount of archaeological data and historic writings in order to uncover the truth behind what we have been taught to believe about the unique dilemmas Paul was facing in the burgeoning Greco-Roman congregations. Was Paul commanding that women sit silently with covered heads in the congregation, or have we completely taken him out of context?