Last year we published our resource In the Image of God that explores that very question from an egalitarian perspective.
From May 7th 2012, we're going to host an online discussion that spends a week on each session of the resource (with a week off for half term), and gives you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss and wrestle with different aspects of what the Bible says. We have people lined up to contribute to the discussion each week but they're not experts who will tell you what to think; they're fellow learners who will explore the questions with you.
This is what the schedule looks like, for weeks beginning:
May 7 - The creation story
May 14 - Women in the Old Testament
May 21 - Broken relationships between men and women
May 28 - Jesus and women
(June 4 – week off for half term)
June 11 - Headship and submission
June 18 - Silence and head covering
June 25 - Women and authority
July 2 - Paul and the women he called co-workers.
You could get together with a group of people each week to discuss the sessions and then post your thoughts and questions online. Or simply join in the online discussion.
How can you join in?
1) Register for the course by emailing Jenny Baker to let her know you want to join in: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are you waiting for?!