174: Should Women Be Allowed to Be Pastors?

 In Church, Complementarianism, Eldership, Feminism, Leadership, Ministry, Podcast, Preaching, Women in Ministry

There has been a relatively recent phenomenon within modern church movements to open the office of elder/pastor to women. While this was not the historical norm of churches, it has become acceptable in many churches over the past century.

So, is this Biblical? Is God okay with women being pastors? Or should churches embrace the traditional view of the office of elder and role of pastor where the role was reserved for men only?

In this episode, Kenny dives into this potentially controversial topic. Kenny reviews the last several episodes of the podcast, reiterating the complementarian perspective, and then dives into answering this question by highlighting verses from the letter written by the Apostle Paul to his protege Timothy.

Highlighted Verses

1 Timothy 2:11-14

Genesis 1 & 2

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Men and Women, Equal Yet Different (by Alexander Strauch)

Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood (by Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, John Piper)

What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible (by John Piper)