We all have biases. Do you read the Bible through biased blue-tinted lenses? My friend Norman does.
The fact that only men were permitted to serve as priests in the Old Testament is sometimes used to argue that women cannot be church leaders. There are several significant shortcomings in this argument.
Matthew records the account of a Canaanite woman crying out for help, but Jesus doesn’t say a word (Matt.15:21-28). Why was Jesus silent? And why, like Jesus in this story, does God sometimes seem silent and remote to us?
Mary Kassian recently posted an article on her website about “Scary Straw Women of Complementarity”. But she failed to mention two important women of complementarianism.
Mary Kassian claims that Complementarianism represents the Church’s “traditional, orthodox, historic belief” on gender. She must be reading different accounts of Church history to me.
Ever heard of the theological concept of “nous”? I decided to write a few lines about it.
In an 1995 article, Wayne Grudem ranks 83 ministries in order of decreasing authority. Grudem’s lists reveal whether he really thinks men and women are equal.
An introduction to 1 Peter looking at who the letter was written by, who it was written to, where it was written from, as well as its major themes.
Here is a brief overview of the Scriptures that mention speaking in tongues. I also give a very brief account of the beginning of the Pentecostal Movement which began in 1900. And I describe my personal experience with xenoglossia.
Here are some of my personal hopes and aims for our Bible Study group as we study 1 Peter together.
Out of the almost 100 theologians and scholars who contributed to the ESV Study Bible not one of them was a woman. Not one! They were all men! Couldn’t they have included even one qualified woman scholar who has something worthwhile to contribute?
Is motherhood the highest calling for women?
What did Jesus have to say about this? [800 words]
Is it logical to prohibit women from teaching grown men? What was the reason for Paul’s prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12? Was it because Eve was deceived? [700 words]
In this article, I give a theological & biblical overview of being filled with the Spirit, as well as my personal experience of being filled with the Spirit.
John addressed his second letter “to the chosen lady and to her children”. Who this “chosen lady” was. Was her name Electa, Kyria, Martha, or Mary? Was she a mother, a church, or a house church leader?
Apart from Jesus, more is written about the apostle Peter than any other figure in the New Testament. Peter was devoted to Jesus and transformed by God.
How does the Septuagint translate “a suitable helper for him” in Genesis 2:18 and 2:20? In particular, what is the Greek word translated as “helper” here?
Watch Ben Witherington talk to Simon Smart from the Centre of Public Christianity about the revolutionary nature of Jesus’ and Paul’s treatment of women. [Video]
A few times in school, I received the annual Most Improved award. This embarrassed me, but a Most Improved award from Jesus would be an honour and a testament to his transforming work.
Some Christians believe it is only men who have been given spiritual authority by God. Yet in the Bible, God speaks to women and equips them for ministry.
Ultimately, there is only one sin that really matters as far as salvation and eternal life is concerned.