What Did Paul Mean by ‘I Do Not Permit a Woman to Teach’?


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In this episode of TGC Q&A, Tim Keller and Don Carson address the question, “What did Paul mean by ‘I do not permit a woman to teach'?” They discuss:

  • What Paul actually forbids (:29)
  • The debate over whether he forbids one thing or two (2:21)
  • Imperial ignorance—it can’t be known (3:43)
  • Transcultural exhortation (4:15)

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Should Women Preach In Our Churches?

Pastors Need Women Teachers (and Vice Versa)

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