Resources for Women’s Role Study

Last week I concluded the women’s study with some Q&A. You can listen here. I also provided a list of some resources for further study. Throughout the series I tried to read across all perspectives from the most progressive egalitarians to the most conservative complementarians. The following are some of the resources that I found most helpful and they represent conclusions similar to the ones we reached.

Books:
Two Views on Women in Ministry, James R. Beck (editor), 2001
Presents both sides of the issue but the essay “Women in Ministry: A Complementarian Perspective” by Craig Bloomberg most closely resembles our conclusions.

The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How Your Read the Bible, Scot McKnight, 2008
Presents a more egalitarian view but has some good information on how to read and apply the Bible in today’s world.

Women in the Church: Reclaiming the Ideal, Carroll Osburn, 2001
A tough read but if you really want to dig into some scholarly research here’s your book.

Articles/Studies:
Role of Women in Ministry, Rubel Shelly, Woodmont Hills Church of Christ

Women in the Church, John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University

Women in the Assembly: Issues and Options, John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University

The Role of Women in the Church (13 week study by Dan Blazer), Brooks Ave Church of Christ

Sermons:
A Community Without Barriers, presented by Thomas Robinson at Manhattan Church of Christ (1999)

Women in God’s Service, 4 part sermon series presented by Rubel Shelly, John York and Wes Crawford at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ (2004)

Sermon presented by Mike Cope (audio only) at Highland Church of Christ (2005)

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