By TylerR Aug 01 2016 EcclesiologyDeaconsCripplegate: Without being dogmatic about my interpretation, I still feel quite convinced that women may biblically be referred to as deacons. And here are my six reasons, in no particular order… 989 reads There is 1 Comment Silence . . . TylerR - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 10:21am His arguments are largely from silence. The point about the translation of Rom 16:1 is probably his strongest. Still, I think it's interesting to re-visit these issues. I'll be taking a look at this in Greek when I get home this evening. Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?