Dr. Mimi Haddad is president of Christians for Biblical Equality. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (summa cum laude). She holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the University of Durham, England. Mimi is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and she served as the convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization.
She has written numerous articles and has contributed to eight books, most recently Coming Together in the 21st Century, and The Bible’s Message in an Age of Diversity, by Curtiss Paul DeYoung. She is also an editor and a contributing author of Global Voices on Biblical Equality: Women and Men Serving Together in the Church. Mimi is also an adjunct assistant professor at Bethel University and an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. She and her husband, Dale, live in a mixed-income, inner-city housing development committed to creating greater financial stability in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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What is Paul saying about women in I Timothy 2:12?
“Unfortunately, bible translators haven’t always made clear the original languages,” according to Dr. Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality. The word translated as “authority” in I Timothy 2:12 – authentein – indicates a usurpation of authority, rather than possession of it. For an example of a woman teaching a man, look to Acts 18, in which Priscilla and her husband instruct Apollos. Also, remember that Phoebe was a deacon of the church in Cenchreae.
On the Objectification of Women in Media
“It doesn’t seem like we’re doing anything,” says Dr. Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality. Objectification reduces “identity to sexual arousal, your capacity to arouse.” The Film Miss Representation is a phenomenal expositional work on the issue of objectification. Hollywood culture is driven by young men under the age of thirty, and it is a toxic, abusive environment for women. “And it often feels like Christians have done nothing about that.”
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