Disabusing Priscilla: Was She a Pastor?

One of my students, now a leader in the Brazilian Baptist convention, asked this question in class:

Dr. Mark, what do you think about Priscilla having participated in the discipleship of Apollos, as his teacher? (Acts 18:26)

What follows was my answer to his question:

This is an excellent question, and you have identified one of the key verses used by feminists to defend the ordination of women to pastoral ministry, and that Paul would have approved of a ministry of women teaching men. First, let’s look at the verse, and then I will answer your question.

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