Talking Heads: On Headship, Teaching, and Women in the Church



aka Eschatologuy

Some issues arise in time, some issues fade with time, and some issues are perennial. That which is founded in the nature of Creation, which flows from the nature of God, never ceases to be relevant to His Church, to His people. The issues of headship, teaching, and authority are perennial issues, and they often arise in the context of the relationship of men and women and the role of women in the Church or in the churches.

In this episode, we address the Scriptural and the ontological with regard to authority, headship, teaching, and the role of women — both in the Church and in the Christian life.

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7 Replies to “Talking Heads: On Headship, Teaching, and Women in the Church”

  1. The explanation here for “image” in “image of god, was something i never got elsewhere although i ams till unclear on the matter


    1. What precisely the imago Dei is is a complex subject. In part, the imago Dei is the original righteousness with which man was created in the Garden, and this was lost in original sin, but is restored (although not entirely in this life, for original sin still taints us so long as we live here) via faith in Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit. This is likely a sufficient definition for most, but there is certainly a wealth of materials available for anyone who wishes to look into the subject more deeply.


  2. Kynarion Hellenis Fri 20 Oct 2023 at 18:44 EDT

    When speaking of adult men and women, why use the term “girls” while maintaining the term “men”? Undoubtedly there are women who fail to mature into strong, wise Proverbs 31 types, just as there are men who fail to mature into strong, wise men.

    Love your podcast. Grateful for your ministry.


    1. Personally, I seldom do so, but that is not to say that I disagree with Woe’s point — he is highlighting the issue of headship. To speak of “girls” instead of “women” is to remind the listener that a woman cannot be her own head any more than a man can be his own savior; this part of the nature of woman is not altered by her age. It is not meant as a pejorative, but as a reminder.


  3. What can be garnered on this matter from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem? What was Christ’s response to the leaders of the day when they told him to make the crowd quiet? He said, “I tell you, if these remain silent, the very stones would cry out.”

    What would happen if the men no longer preach the gospel? As in the great falling away that we seem to be enduring today? Would it not fall to the woman to preach the message? or should the message be forgotten?


    1. I do not know what sort of fantasy world you have in mind for this question, but women do not long remain in a future where there are no men. That aside: No, the public ministry never falls to women, as God has specifically precluded them — both by nature and by explicit command in Scripture — from ever holding that office. A woman may speak privately on these matters, but she must remain silent publicly.

      If needed, God will raise up men, or find a donkey.


      1. “….If needed, God will raise up men, or find a donkey….”

        made me spit coffee, lol,