A Book on Women as Ministers in Early Christianity.

when-women-were-priests-womens-leadership-in-early-karen-jo-torjesen-paperback-cover-artThe discussion this Sunday may leave you with some questions about the historical role of women as ministers in the earliest Christian churches. Here is a book that you may find helpful in exploring further information on that topic:

Karen J. Torjesen, When Women Were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity.

Two web resources added on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Today I added links to two online resources that you can use to find and studying the biblical texts that will be used in hundreds of thousands of churches around the world on the coming Sunday. You can find the links in the sidebar to the right under “Websites you may find helpful.”

The two I added today are Revised Common Lectionary (Vanderbilt University) and The Text This Week. Either one will show you the texts that will be used. The “Text This Week” site also provides resources for developing sermons, bible studies, etc, and even provides graphic resources that can be used in church newsletters or other publications.

Spreading the Word about the Class

I would like to encourage you to talk with your friends about this class. One way you can get them interested is to give them the website address: http://BibleAtBinkley.wordpress.com.

Encourage them to take a look at what we are doing. Your friends are welcome to join the class even if they are not able to come on the first Sunday. Learning in community is wonderful, and we would love for you to share the experience with your friends and neighbors.

What will we do in January?

On January 13, 20, and 27 we will explore uncomfortable passages in scripture looking at how a progressive church can deal with these texts. To see what we will be doing, choose Talking about the Bible without Condemnation from the options under the big picture above.

Dec. 2014 update: The menu has moved to the sidebar on the left. The link is no longer found under the picture above.