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Author: Corina Espejo, Travis Albritton

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Taking a fresh look at what the Bible teaches about Women in church for the ICOC. We'll answer questions like "can a woman preach on Sunday? What part do spiritual gifts play in how we serve the church? What does healthy organizational change look like?” So if you're ready for an in-depth, comprehensive study of women in the church you've come to the right podcast!
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In this introductory episode, we'll explain why we're creating this podcast and address the concerns many leaders have surrounding the question of women's roles in church.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, we'll dig into the foundational concepts and Bible study tools needed to conduct a thorough investigation of what the Bible has to say about women serving in Church.Here's a link to check out the Nicene Creed, which establishes what falls into the "salvation issues" bucket.Big concepts we touch on in this episode:Major Biblical themes like atonement and redemption of creationThe 3 buckets of doctrineLabels and positions that are often used (and why we won't be using them)The ...
#2. God's Good Creation

#2. God's Good Creation

2021-09-0801:01:15

In this episode, Jason Alexander joins us to walk through Genesis 1 and 2 and discuss what it means for our identity as human beings in God's creation.Questions we'll answer in this episode:What is an image bearer?Why is it bad for Adam to be alone in the garden?How does the Hebrew word "ezer" help us see our role in God's creation?Resources We Mentioned:Origins by Paul Copan and Douglas JacobySign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in thi...
#3. Is This What God Wants?

#3. Is This What God Wants?

2021-09-1501:04:00

In this episode, Jason Alexander joins us to walk through Genesis 3 and unpack the fallout from man's decision to pursue wisdom outside of God's design.Questions we'll answer in this episode:Does Genesis 3 show that God wants man to exercise authority over woman?Is Genesis 3:14-19 the goal for how we interact with one another within the church?What does it mean for woman to "desire" her husband?Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in th...
In this episode, Jason Alexander joins us to discuss the prominent role women played in Israelite society and what leaders like Deborah and Esther can tell us about God's plan to use women for his earthly rescue mission.Questions we'll answer in this episode:Are women seen as less important than men in the OT?Why does God focus so much of the story on women who cannot have children?Were Deborah and Esther chosen to lead simply because there were no qualified men?Sign up to receive Bible study...
In this episode, Jason Alexander joins us to discuss the prominent role women played in Jesus' ministry and why choosing only men to be the first apostles might not mean what we think it means.Questions we'll answer in this episode:Why do four infamous women show up in the genealogy of Jesus?How much did Jesus' ministry share in common with rabbinic tradition at the time?Why were no women chosen for the Twelve?Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what...
In this episode, Corina and Travis dig into three different styles of hermeneutics and discuss why each of them are relevant to discover God's will for men and women in the church.Resources We Mentioned:Getting the Most From the Bible by Steve KinnardThe View From Paul's Window by Jeanie Shaw"Does the Bible Condone Slavery?" from the All Things to All People PodcastSign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenCh...
In this episode, author and teacher Jeanie Shaw joins the podcast to discuss the cultural norms of the Greco-Roman world and the lessons we should take from Paul's list of commended fellow workers in Romans 16.Grab your copy of "The View From Paul's Window: Paul's Teachings on Women" by Jeanie Shaw.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, author and teacher Jeanie Shaw joins the podcast to break down 1 Corinthians 11 and try to understand what headship, head coverings, and hair cuts have to do with worshipping God at church.Grab your copy of "The View From Paul's Window: Paul's Teachings on Women" by Jeanie Shaw.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, author and teacher Jeanie Shaw joins the podcast to break down 1 Corinthians 14 and help us understand why Paul is commanding some of the women in Corinth to be "silent" in the public assembly.Grab your copy of "The View From Paul's Window: Paul's Teachings on Women" by Jeanie Shaw.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, author and teacher Jeanie Shaw joins the podcast to break down 1 Timothy 2 and help us understand how to interpret "teaching with authority," whether the problem is that teachers are women or that what they're teaching is inappropriate.Grab your copy of "The View From Paul's Window: Paul's Teachings on Women" by Jeanie Shaw.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, Corina and Travis lay out the case for the Limited Participation of women's roles in the public assembly and identify the nine theological and practical challenges we must wrestle with before deciding it's the proper interpretation.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, Corina and Travis lay out the case for the Full Participation of women's roles in the public assembly and identify the challenges we must wrestle with before deciding it's the proper interpretation.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this episode, author and conflict resolution expert Steve Staten joins the podcast to help us work through the real-word ramifications of this conversation and how we can navigate the internal dynamics of our churches when we don't see eye to eye.If you're a leader, grab Steve's Appreciative Inquiry Survey template to get the conversation going in your church.Learn more about Steve at his website: StephenFStaten.comSign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complem...
In this episode, author and conflict resolution expert Steve Staten returns to the podcast to offer practical advice for pursuing organizational change and how to pursue that change in a way that is Christ-like.If you're a leader, grab Steve's Appreciative Inquiry Survey template to get the conversation going in your church.Learn more about Steve at his website: StephenFStaten.comSign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by g...
In this episode, Kyle Spears joins the podcast to discuss the impact spiritual trauma has on us as disciples and the ways that, historically, we have wounded one another around the discussion of women's roles in the church. Kyle Spears is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Certified Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Nebraska and has a phenomenal YouTube channel where he explores the overlap between trauma and theology.Click here to subscribe to Kyle's YouT...
In this episode, Corina and Travis wrap up Season 1 of the podcast with some closing thoughts and clarity on what unified next steps should look like.Sign up to receive Bible study guides, handouts, and resources that complement what you learn in this podcast by going to WomenChurchPodcast.com
In this bonus episode, Travis Albritton and Steve Staten discuss the recent decision by the Elder's Service Committee to delist the Portland Church of Christ, led by Steve and Lisa Johnson, from the ICOC Church Locator page on Disciples Today (and what it means for the ICOC moving forward).Helpful links:Lisa Johnson's Announcement (Video)Portland Church's Announcement (Text)How the ICOC is organized (Keydogo Video)
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