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Women in the Bible

  • Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church 608 North 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)

The majority of Christians today recognize and celebrate the fact that God blesses both women and men with spiritual gifts and calls them to exercise those gifts in Christian service in the church and in the world. Yet sadly, the Christian church remains deeply divided over the questions of women in ministry and what “equality” among men and women ought to look like in the church today. And of course, at the heart of this debate is the question of how to interpret and apply particular texts of the Bible that seem to speak about women in different, and often difficult, ways. In this 4-week class, we will explore how women feature in the overarching biblical story, consider carefully what particular women were doing in the New Testament church, and examine closely several key biblical texts.  So whether you have been wrestling with these questions for a long time or are new to the discussion, we would love for you to join us in listening to Scripture and one another as we seek greater clarity around this delicate but important topic.

Earlier Event: January 10
Manuscript Study: Sermon on the Mount