Men and Women in I Timothy

Matt, Alastair, and Andrew seek to resolve the conundrums around interpreting 1 Timothy 2.

Andrew, Matt, and Alastair take up the oft-disputed passage from First Timothy that seems to restrict the authority of women in the church. What’s the best way to handle this in the twenty-first century? 

Links Mentioned: 

Lexham Press Book of the Month 

Merrie Band 

I Timothy 2 

Nobody’s Mother: Artemis of the Ephesians in Antiquity and the New Testament, by Sandra L. Glahn [affiliate link] 

Men and Women in Christ, Andrew Bartlett [affiliate link] 

A Letter from Tryphon to Asclepiades 

The April 2024 Book of the Month is Stephen Brett Eccher’s Zwingli the Pastor. Eccher tells the story of Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531), embattled pastor and reformer. Zwingli’s ministry in Zurich was characterized by conflict—conflict that fueled him. It influenced his theological development, inspired his commitment to bring reform, and compelled his devotion to the congregation he led through the tumult of the Reformation. For the month of April, get 40% off this title with the code MEREFIDELITYAPR24 at


Zwingli the Pastor
Old Conundrum, New Energy
One Weird Question
One Further Question
Ecclesiastical Evolution
vv. 11-15
Load-Bearing Details
Authenteo and Didasko
Restricting Teaching
Saved Through Childbearing

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