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Men and Women – Partners or Rivals?
A Biblical View of Male-Female Relationships

Hugh A. McNally

Hugh McNally, founder of ASBE, created this study guide in 2012.

Women in Ministry: Biblical, Theological & Practical Reflections

Todd D. Still

This booklet, created by Truett Seminary, provides reflections for churches and individuals who are interested in supporting women in ministry.

A Baptist Reflection on The Bible & Women in Ministry and Leadership

Meredith Stone

This booklet, created by Baptist Women in Ministry, explains how the Bible can be interpreted to affirm women’s full participation in ministry leadership.

A Biblical Equality Approach to Three controversial NT passages

Hugh A. McNally

This article is the handout for the seminars presented at the Annual Assembly (Oasis) of the convetion of Atlantic Baptist Church on August 10 and 11, 2013.

Tertullian’s Ghost: How a Canadian Baptist became an Egalitarian Advocate

Hugh A. McNally

Tertullian’s Ghost was published online by CBE International in September 2013 and can be accessed at

Should Gender Roles Keep us From Obeying God's Calling?

Hugh A. McNally

Presented to the ASBE Members' Annual General Meeting and Workshops, June 3, 2013

Abuse of Scripture and Its Consequences in Gender Inequality

Manfred T. Brauch

Manfred T. Brauch (Ph.D. McMaster University) is a retired professor of Biblical Theology and past President of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible (Intervarsity Press, 2009) he is also the author of Set Free to Be and Hard Sayings of Paul.

This article was originally published in Arise, the weekly newsletter of Christians for Biblical Eqaulity, Part One on Decmber 11, 2009 and Part Two on December 17, 2009.

Women in Ministry

Timothy Ashley

Dr. Timothy Ashley was Professor of Old Testament Studies at Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS. He is now Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin and teaches courses for Central Baptist Theological Seminary at the Milwaukee site.

Published in Atlantic Baptist, April 1987, pp. 39-42.

Excerpts From "The Feminist Bogeywoman"

Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

Rebecca Merrill Groothius is a free lance writer and editor who has published extensively on gender issues. Her latest work is Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy, which she co-edited with Ronald Pierce and Gordon Fee.

The article was published in the Fall 2005 issue of E-Journal. The booklet entitled The Feminist Bogeywoman: Questions and Answers about Evangelical Feminism by Rebecca Merrill Groothius was published in 1995 by Baker Books. For a more in-depth treatment of the issue of feminism, readers may refer to her 1994 book, Women Caught in the Conflict.

Women In Ministry - A New Testament Perspective

Allison A. Trites

Dr. Allison Trites retired after teaching New Testament and Greek as the Payzant Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Acadia Divinity College for 37 years. His latest book is The Gospel of Luke in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary series published by Tyndale House.

Published in the Atlantic Baptist, April 1987

Theology and The Experience of Women

Maria Boccia

Dr. Maria L. Boccia is professor of Pastoral Counseling and Psychology, as well as the Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte campus. She has a PhD from the University of Massachusetts and a DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Originally posted on the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's blog, "Every Thought Captive", on March 16, 2010. This blog is a place for Gordon-Conwell faculty to put forth thoughts on various subjects relevant to the mission of the seminary and the church.

Fredrik Franson (TEAM) and Biblical Equality

Mimi Haddad

Published in Arise, the weekly e-newsletter of Christians for Biblical Equality, on December 12, 2008.

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