Adelaide Chapter

Men and women in the Bible by Brian Schroeder

April 12, 2024

The Bible, along with Christianity, is regularly portrayed as being anti-women, misogynistic, responsible for the suppression & oppression of women, and a tool of “the patriarchy” to subjugate women.

On the other hand, Christianity is often accused and derided for appealing more to women than men. Churches seem to have a higher proportion of women than men and this was also true in the early church. So – what is going on? If the stereotype is true, why are women attracted to Christianity more than men are? What are we missing in all this?

Brian’s presentation answers the above questions and will also address the following issues:

  • What has been the historical norm for relationships between men & women?
  • What has been the Christian heritage?
  • How should the Greco/Roman culture be taken into account when interpreting the Bible?
  • Has Christian teaching and practices failed women?
  • What are the current popular opinions within Western culture?
  • Are they a reliable guide for what is right?
  • What is a Biblical perspective?
    • What is the difference between authority and value?
    • Should we preference responsibility or rights?
    • What is the created order for male and female?
    • Was Moses enlightened compared with other nations?
    • What were Paul’s teachings on relationships between men/women and husbands/wives?
    • What is God’s eternal plan?

Brian’s presentation is avalable on YouTube.

Brian Schroeder

Brian Schroeder is a Reasonable Faith committee member. He has BSc and BA degrees from Adelaide University (Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics), and an MA in Theology.

The format will be a presentation followed by open discussion, which will include both local and remote participants. The total meeting duration will be approximately 90 minutes. We follow this with a small supper to encourage social interaction.