Unpc, what is your definition of “silent”? Should women just sit in the pews like bumps on a log and not utter a sound?
Or is it ok for them to at least say “amen” once in a while?
I don’t think that’s what Paul had in mind, do you? I think it’s more along the lines of to not disrupt the service.
If you have a Strong’s concordance, you can find where the word “preach” came from. In both Hebrew and Greek, it is derived from a word meaning “to call out, or proclaim”. I think women have the right and duty to proclaim the Gospel just as much as a man does.