North American scholar, Gordon Fee, is well-known among evangelicals for his New Testament scholarship. His commentary on 1 Corinthians is highly regarded, as is his manual on New Testament exegesis, and his recent large-scale volume on the Holy Spirit (God’s Empowering Spirit).
In this age of equal opportunity and storming the glass ceiling, we should expect to see women in the pulpit. Or should we? The way I see it we shouldn’t, unless we’re listening more to 20th-century feminism than the Bible.
What do the Scriptures say? Is it appropriate for a woman to preach to a mixed congregation? In answering these questions, the long debate over woman’s ordination has not helped.
In quietness let a woman learn, in all submission; and I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man but to be in quietness. (1 Tim 2:11-12)