Women teach and exercise authority in Redeemer's Sunday school classes...

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(Tim) Our New York correspondent writes:

The current round of Sunday school classes at Redeemer Presbyterian Church features three different classes led by women. Attendance for these classes is not restricted to women. It seems that some explanation for Redeemer's practice is warranted given Scripture's prohibition of women teaching men:

Class One

A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. (1 Timothy 2:11-13)

Class Two

I wonder if Redeemer would defend this practice by suggesting...

that these women are not teaching the Scriptures exegetically. However, at least in one case, the class description indicates the class will look at the "life of Jesus" and the Psalms.

Class Three