WEBINAR: Giving Voices to Women of the Early Church

Tuesday, August 10
7 p.m. | Zoom

There is lots of chatter today about women in ministry, with one side pleading for more freedom for women and another side restricting women. What did the women of the early churches do? Dr Lynn Cohick, one of the world’s experts on women in the early church, will take us inside the walls and rooms and homes of early Christians to show us activities by women who are largely neglected in the current discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear her conversation with Dr. Scot McKnight about these women.


Dr. Lynn Cohick

Lynn Cohick (PhD, University of Pennsylvania ) is Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs at Northern Seminary. Lynn has authored seven books and numerous scholarly chapters and articles. Most recently, she has published Ephesians in the New International Commentary on the New Testament, Philippians in the Story of God Bible Commentary, and Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Along with co-author Amy Hughes, Lynn has written Christian Women in the Patristic World: their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries. She taught at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Nairobi, Kenya) in the late 1990s, teaching pastors and church leaders from across the continent of Africa. Lynn taught New Testament at Wheaton College for 18 years, and teaches in the Women’s Studies program at Northern Seminary.


Dr. Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He is the author or editor of some eighty-five books, and a Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986) and has been a professor for nearly four decades. He and his wife, Kristen, live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where they enjoy long walks, gardening, and cooking. They have two adult children, Laura (married to Mark Barringer), and Lukas (married to Annika Nelson), and have two grandchildren: Aksel and Finley. He recently co-authored a book with his daughter, Laura Barringer, entitled A Church Called Tov. This book explores the Hebrew word in Scripture that we translate “good,” the word tov. In this book, McKnight and Barringer unpack the richness of tov, and consider how it can help Christians and churches rise up to fulfill their true calling as imitators of Jesus.



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