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A List of the Twenty-Nine People in Romans 16:1-16

Twenty-nine people are mentioned in Romans 16:1-16, but this passage is not a dry list of names. Rather, it gives insight into the church at Rome and it reveals Paul’s esteem and regard for some of the believers there, including ten women, seven of whom are described in terms of their ministries. Did Paul make a point of affirming these women in an effort to ease tensions caused by some Roman Christians who had a problem with ministering women?

The Significance of the Created Order, in a Nutshell

The creation order of man first, woman second, as recorded in Genesis 2, is often brought up in discussions about the place of men and women in ministry and in marriage. For some, this order even forms the basis of their views on gender. What significance did Paul place on man being created first, woman second?

My Top Posts in 2018

For the few who may be interested, here’s a short post with some of my website stats for 2018. It includes a brief list of my top posts in 2018.

Book Review: For Such a Time

How did God respond when women took the lead? In his book For Such a Time, Ed Dickerson answers this question by looking at the stories of enterprising women in the Bible. Here is a short review of his book.

What Timothy knew about Paul’s theology of ministry, and 1 Timothy 2:12

Timothy saw firsthand how Paul handled ministry and he must have heard the apostle speak and teach on ministry countless times. So, it doesn’t make sense that 1 Timothy 2:12ff represents Paul’s general teaching on women in ministry that Timothy needed to be told. It makes more sense that 1 Timothy 2:11-15 is Paul’s advice about a specific, local situation and even a specific couple.

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