In response to the argument that the New Testament text “plainly says that women should be silent,” Jamey Walters names three options.
Option 1: Scripture does tell women to be silent, but this is based on cultural factors of the first century and are no longer applicable to us today.
Option 2: Using careful exegetical skills, we can come to the conclusion that these texts may not actually mean what we previously thought they meant (or at least that they may not be as universal or totalizing as we previously thought).
Option 3: We must fundamentally alter our understanding of what Scripture is and how it functions in the life of the Church.
Of the three options, Jamey articulates why the third is the most important for these conversations. And I would add this third option actually takes scripture more, not less, seriously.
A very helpful and clarifying post, worth reading in its entirety. Take a look… and thanks Jamey!