1 Corinthians 14:33-35
....As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
Ok, so here is what I was thinking about. The Bible clearly says that women should remain quite in the church. That they are not allowed to speak and if they have questions, to ask their husbands.
When it says speak, I think of that as preaching or pastoring. But, if we take this literally, that would also mean that women can not share a prophetic word, for they must remain silent. My argument back to that would be that it is straight from God, and not so much the teaching or words of a woman. Well then arguing back with myself, when a pastor is preaching he is not preaching on his wisdom or opinions, but straight from the Bible which are God's words. Confusing, eh?
I do believe it's ok for women to teach the Word to other woman and children(like in (Titus 2). But what about to anyone if it is outside the context of church like teaching Bible, Theology, World View or Apologetics at a university? That wouldn't be at church, yet you are still teaching from the Bible to men. I think there is a difference between pastoring/preaching and teaching. However, it looks like teaching is wrong as well:
1 Timothy 2:11-14
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
I'm not sure what I think of all of this, but it's been on my mind recently. Particularly because if I couldn't do something with animals, I would love to teach Biblical Theology, but dunno, I was just curious what everyone else though.
I just find it interesting. Thoughts??