This series of articles continues the discussion of the office of deacons. Looking at 1 Timothy 5:9-10 and 1 Timothy 3:11, this series focuses on how women in the church can support the work of the diaconate. This article gives a historical survey of how these texts were implemented in the early church and the middle ages in regard to the role of women in the church. Though there are negative aspects to this history, learning from this history can be beneficial for the church today.
Source: Standard Bearer, 2010. 2 pages.