Like the overture to a symphony, John’s first chapter introduces themes he will revisit throughout his gospel, in this twenty-minute multi-media presentation. Continue reading John 1:19-51
Women have been rightfully restored to the blessing and commission God has given to all humanity. Let us now reflect that truth, and live as equals in the liberty of love Jesus holds out to us. Continue reading Eve, Part II
In this twenty minute talk, John’s evidence is presented: seven witnesses, seven claims, and seven signs. Then we’ll consider John’s confession that Jesus is God, and we’ll finish with the two responses John presents. Continue reading Gospel of John: Introduction
Paul shook his head and muttered to himself. He could feel his temperature rise, even against the close heat of the small room he’d been given, to spend the night. But, there was no mistaking what he was reading, as the simple, clay oil lamp flickered its light across the papyrus. “God!” he thought. “God! Why!” Continue reading A Better Reading of 1 Corinthians 11 and 14
Paul worked from the teachings of Jesus. Everything Paul wrote must be sifted through the Gospels, or it won’t read right. Jesus was very clear—a point we have tragically ignored for most of Christendom’s existence—that we are not to rule over anyone within the kingdom. Continue reading Colossians 3: Household Codes
Crazily enough, these verses mean exactly the opposite of what you and I have been lead to think. Continue reading How Genesis 3:15 Supports 1 Timothy 2:11-15
I learned in my own Greek class that whenever a group was mixed, male and female, only the male gender was used to describe the group. If you were looking at a group of, let’s say, six girls and one boy, you would use male gendered language to describe that group, if you were speaking Koine Greek.
Now, just think about that for a minute, as you review famous Bible phrases and passages Continue reading Let Her Learn!
What if we’ve been trying to unlock 1 Timothy from a modern, western, Age of Enlightenment perspective when the letter itself is based upon the logic, letter-writing customs, and Greek idiosyncrasies of the ancient near east? Continue reading Three Keys to 1 Timothy
The part people often miss is that Paul wanted women in the classroom, learning scripture, theology, Greek and Hebrew, reading and writing, and presumably teaching and evangelizing, right alongside the men. Continue reading 1 Timothy 2:11-12
Excerpts from Cynthia Long Westfall and NT Wright, trying to get a handle on the word translated “Authority” in 1 Timothy 2:12 Continue reading αὐθεντέω