1 Timothy 2: 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. Either this verse means what it says, or it doesn't. Why do churches allow woman to speak and ask questions in church? And...it doesn't say that women shouldn't teach men, it says that women should not teach. Since most agree this means in church, isn't children's church still...church? Why are women teaching at all during church? Isn't the entire church service a time for women to sit quietly and learn? Shouldn't men carry all of the responsibility for any teaching that happens during church? Why does that not happen?