April 19, 2018

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”… These are the words uttered in Psalm 22, part of the collection of prayers preserved by the community of faith in ancient Israel. They are words that express the anguish of suffering of the Psalmist and seeming rejection by...

June 7, 2016


In our current Western societies, women are no longer (technically) marginalised from power structures and access to power. They are certainly no longer legally defined by their relationship to men but are autonomous individuals who are free to m...

March 9, 2016

Women leaders in the New Testament

While the cultural value of patriarchy is generally reflected in the biblical text as a whole, there is a discernable shift in the New Testament. We see this dramatically portrayed in a passage from the early church community that m...

February 25, 2016

Women leaders in the Old Testament

Central to the understanding of the ‘people of God’ within the Old Testament text is the concept of family. This is the most basic social unit that is common to all cultures and foundational to any study of the dynamic social organis...

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