Do we place our sins and troubles at the metaphorical “foot of the cross”? Or do we hand them over to God the Father through the real, resurrected, and exalted Jesus Christ?
Phoebe Palmer was the most influential woman in the American Methodist Church at a time when it was the largest Christian denomination in America. Her adult life was full of astonishing achievements in ministry.
Complementarian Jeff Robinson relates what he considers to be different expressions of ‘biblical manhood’. Do these activities and qualities really constitute ‘biblical manhood’? And where do women fit with this?
Do the concepts of wifely submission to husbands and the submission to governing authorities require that Christians put up with harmful people, practices, and policies? According to too many Christians, the answers are “yes” for wives and “no” for citizens. [900 words]
Peter tells his readers that experiencing trials will prove their faith which is of greater worth than gold, and he reminds them of their glorious inheritance.
In these few verses, Peter makes some remarkable statements and reveals that each member of the Trinity has a role in salvation. We have a role too.
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? Is fatherhood the highest calling for men? What did Jesus have to say about this?
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?