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Effects of the SBC vote to expel church with women pastors

NPR has been reporting on this topic in the past few days1 and from my understanding this won't necessarily affect local congregations. Southern Baptist Convention website states: Jesus Christ is ...
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Is it a sin to make jokes about being a priest?

Sometimes my friends call me Father as a joke. It is funny because I am a woman and not a priest. We are wondering if this is a sin of irreverence.
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If 99% of males died, then what would Catholicism do for priests? [closed]

Eh just something I thought of re movies / series like The Last Man on Planet Earth or Y: The Last Man. Case 1: 99% of males die. Then what? Case 2: Or idk doesn't have to be scifi: There could just ...
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What was the Early Church Fathers' view of female teachers in the Church?

There is a lot of debate between Roman Catholics and Protestants on if women can be reverends or pastors within the church and have and maintain a leadership role. What was the early church fathers' ...
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What denominations believe that the fivefold ministry is available to women?

The concept of "fivefold ministry" comes from Ephesians 4:11-13: 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work ...
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What is an overview of guidelines for women to have their divine callings to leadership positions in the Church acknowledged by their congregations?

If a woman believes that she has been called by God to a leadership position in the Church (e.g. teacher, pastor, evangelist, prophet, apostle, etc.), what would be the process for her to have her ...
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Do Pentecostals disagree with women preaching?

On whether or not women can be preachers, know several who disagree: Voddie Bauchman, John MacArthur, Norman Geisler, John Pipper, Albert Mohler, Yago Martins (from "Dois Dedos de Teologia"),...
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Why are the functions for man clear in the Catholic Church leading and decisive hierarchy, but there is no corresponding function for women?

Aside from the functions that both man and women can take in the Church (they can be lay members of the congregations- single or married, they both can be consecrated single persons, they can be ...
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Does the Catholic canon law say anything about women being priests?

Is there any canon law in the Catholic Church about the role of women in the church and its possibilities to be groomed for Priesthood?
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Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination? [closed]

My friend in UK claims to have gone to a church where the priest is a woman. Are females given official priesthood in any christian denomination?
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What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination?

What is seen to actually occur if a female were to be the subject of laying on of the hands in ordination? The CCC 1577 states that "...the ordaination of women is not possible". What (in the ...
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What is the biblical basis for women being created in the image of God?

This question is not made to defame Biblical doctrines or teachings, just a genuine curiosity that no one I talk to has an answer for. Genesis 1:27 states "So God created man in his own image, in ...
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What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops?

What is the biblical defence used by Anglicans to appoint female vicars/bishops? I thought the Bible was explicitly clear: 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

There are many verses in the New Testament that outline the role of women in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34: Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church ordain women to be deacons?

I understand that women within the Roman Catholic Church and I am guessing in the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches as well, cannot be ordained Priests. What I am wondering, is why they cannot be ...
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Why did the RLDS start giving the priesthood to women?

There is a common belief amongst mainstream LDS that the reason the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) started ordaining women with the ...
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Romans 16:1 vs 1 Corinthians 14:34 - Position of Women in Congregation? [closed]

1 Corinthians 14:34,35 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they ...
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What is the Catholic Church's answer to a woman/women claiming that God has called them to the Priesthood?

In this answer, we were introduced to the concept and meaning of vocation, a calling from God. In this article, 'Group Called ‘Roman Catholic Womenpriests’ Say They Are Defying The Church To Answer A ...
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Why doesn't the Catholic Church support female priests?

Understanding that the Catholic Church has its foundation in Judaism, which is a male based religion, how does she justify the fact that women cannot administer religious rites?
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Why shouldn't the UK have women bishops?

Just last week in the UK, the Church of England voted on the concept of having women bishops (who would then be eligible for appointment to the House of Lords, but that's not relevant.) They voted no....
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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

It seems that that 1Timothy 2:12-14 (NASB) says that women shouldn't be pastors. But there are many denominations that allow this. 1 Timothy 2:12-14 (NASB) 12 But I do not allow a woman to ...
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