Author Paul Ellis returns to talk about his new book "The Silent Queen" and why the church needs women to find their voice. Along the way Paul shares historically how we got to this place of sanctioned gender discrimination in the church and what God's original plan was and can still be.
Go Beyond the Pale with Paul Ellis
1:14 - Intro with Steve & Tammy
10:30 - Discussion with Paul begins
15:45 - Background to "The Silent Queen"
24:20- How Aristotle and Plato's sexist ideas infected the early church
27:25 - We think we're not sexist, but we are
38:15 - Tammy explains why women remain silent in the church
48:30 Paul explains why we can often support sex discrimination in the church wrongly believing it's God's plan
On today's episode Steve has a conversation an old friend, Steve Bowens, on issues surrounding race issues in America and specifically the Black Lives Matter movement Along the way Steve, who is an African-American educator from Colorado, also shares how his Christian faith has shaped him not only in his approach to race relations but in all areas of his life's journey.
Go Beyond the Pale with Steve Bowens
1:35 - Intro with Steve & Tammy
12:24 - Conversation with Steve Bowens begins
18:35 - Steve shares his Christian faith journey
27:10 - When the church gets partisan
35:24 - Discussing Black Lives Matter
50:00 - Positive ways forward in race relations