Defusing the 1 Timothy 2:12 Bomb

January 27, 2014

Gail Wallace of The Junia Project tackles Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:12— the words that are often used to prevent women from having equal roles in church leadership.  She looks at the translation, context, and interpretive issues surrounding this sentence and the way it is used.

Gail argues that “in light of current biblical scholarship it’s time to acknowledge that there are too many problems with this passage to continue using it as a weapon against women called to church ministry.”

Read the article here.


Kenetha J. Stanton
Kenetha J. Stanton is a writer, artist, and healer who is passionate about the theme of finding beauty in our healed broken places. More of her writing and work can be found on her website, A Kintsugi Life. She also works as Program Manager and Assistant to the Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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