Review of Interrupted Silence by Walter Brueggemann – Chapter 8

The Church as a Silencing Institution -chapter 8

P. 97

from 1 Cor. 14:33-35

“….For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church”.

also in 1 Tim 2:12…learn in silence

other texts (see Titus 2:15, 2 Peter 3:1

Gender Equity in Paul’s Community’

  • all of us are one in Christ
  • our oneness in Christ
  • Paul has no limits for women in churches
  • Paul was committed to gender equity
  • Along with Jews and Gentiles

What Happens?

  • need to practice practical outworking’

Silence is Alive and Well Today

  • still struggles for woman in the church
  • women empowerment in church
  • woman protesting at the wailing wall
  • is the church a body of silence?
  • pope Francis says the ordination of woman 2016) would be prohibited forever)
  • the spirit might blow in other directions
  • churches like to use the “cheap” woman’s labor
  • progressive – “All are welcome”
  • does this mean we need to return to the core claims in the Gospel

Challenge Originalismia

  • talked about Justice Anthony Scali
  • rereading the text with imagination, courage, and freedom
  • woman had the “re” factor
  • Is God still speaking?
  • The Spirit won’t be silent