The only direct instruction of Esther is how to throw a party.… Read More Party like its 479 BCE!
The book of Esther is a story designed to echo Israel’s literary history to encourage and inspire national hope for a good future. It is a tale of deliverance, and the influences of other Biblical deliverance narratives, such as Joseph, Moses and the Judges, naturally imprint the organization of Esther’s rhythm as the reader cycles… Read More Esther’s Historical Background
What does a female hero teach us about a silent God? It is through Esther’s speech, her voice, that God saves. How many women have been told, “If you remain silent at this time,” you will be useless to God’s plan? (Esther 4:14) The feminist lesson of Esther is that women have been given a voice for God to use. Who is man that he should silence it?… Read More Esther the Deliverer
1 Timothy is a letter written to help Timothy navigate the mixed-up, idolatrous ideas that were wreaking havoc on the faith of the Christians in Ephesus. Read more about these problems in this article. In 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Paul placed extreme limitations on the women in the Ephesian church, because the women were especially causing… Read More Artemis worship instigated the restrictions of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Prayer directed to the one true God should be marked with peace and propriety, unlike prayer to idols.… Read More The Problem with Prayer in 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Women in the early church were naturally a part of its leadership because the home was their sphere of influence. … Read More The Women’s World of the House Church
Put in its historical and contextual setting, Paul’s instructions for Christian women in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 reveal God’s desire to see movement from deceptive controversy to unified doctrine.… Read More The Ephesian Context of 1 Timothy 2:9-15