Seven Biblical Observations about Women Leading Men

Bethel will host the first of three lectures in the Colloquia Lecture Series this semester on Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in the Academic Center at Bethel College, room 342.

Linda Belleville, Ph.D., professor of New Testament, will speak on “Seven Biblical Observations About Women Leading Men.” A consensus has developed over the last 25 years that women and men are gifted in exactly the same ways. The issue today is whether women can exercise their gifts in positions of leadership over men. On this issue a great divide has emerged. Does the Bible really say “no”?

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