Egalitarianism: All people in Christ are equal. The members of the church are not all gifted and called in the same way – the Holy Spirit gives and shapes as He wills, for the good and proper functioning of the community – but all are called and qualified to use their gifts in the ministry of the church, regardless of age, class, gender, race or background. Women can and should preach and pastor if God has called them to do so. Submission in marriage is mutual.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
1 Timothy 2:12 in Context – one of the “trouble passages”
Bold Women – examples of female leaders in Scripture
Authentein – an examination of the Greek word
Women in Ministry – a short teaching by Ben Witherington III
For all entries in the 31 Days of Feasting on Theology series, go here.