House Church Talk - speaking

TIM POOLE pooletim at
Thu May 13 09:32:38 EDT 2004

I have to agree with you on this Clair. Bondage is alive and well, its just 
that some chains have hc written on them.

>From: "Claire Bennett" <clairebnntt at>
>Reply-To: House Church Talk <House Church Talk  at>
>To: <House Church Talk  at>
>Subject: House Church Talk -  speaking
>Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 22:39:25 -0700
>This is in response to Glenn since I get this in digest form.  For a woman, 
>it would be no different for a woman to sit in an IC and listen to one man 
>talk, than to sit in an hc and listen to many men talk.  So, for the woman, 
>she reaps none of the benefits of the hc, which, number one for me is 
>relational Christianity.  At least in IC's women are allowed to participate 
>in bible studies and small groups.  I think it is far worse.  It is one 
>thing to listen to someone give a speech, where everyone else is listening. 
>  It is quite another to listen to men relate to one another, minister, 
>have discussions, etc. and not be able to partiicpate.
>Someone suggested that a silent woman could benefit from learning from the 
>ministry of the men.  If I want to learn passively, I can read a book, 
>listen to a teaching on the internet, etc.  The purpose of going to a 
>meeting is to interact.
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