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.
This article looks at who Priscilla and Aquila were, and it explores the meaning of the Greek word for “explain” used in Acts 18:24-26. This article answers the question “Did Priscilla teach Apollos?”
Catherine of Siena ministered to souls blighted by poverty, injustice and disease. Her influence also reached the highest echelons of both civil and church politics in late medieval Italy
“Come to me all you who are exhausted and overburdened and I will give you rest.” This is a short commentary on Jesus’ words in Matthew 11:28-30, about taking on Jesus’ yoke, partnering with him, and finding spiritual rest and refreshment.
Do the qualifications for church leaders (i.e. overseers) in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 apply only to men? Do these verses exclude women from church leadership?
Jesus and Paul both spoke about rewards for those who serve God and his people. What we are doing now, in this lifetime, has a direct bearing on our future, eternal life.
God’s transcendent and truly awesome nature warrants reverence and wonder. God working within us should inspire fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).
In this article, I show that several women in the New Testament functioned with the Ephesians 4:11 ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, and pastor-teachers.
God doesn’t want us to be content with a lack lustre Christianity. He wants us to be partakers of his divine nature (2 Pet. 1:3-4) and live lives enriched and empowered by the fullness of Christ.
Are power struggles between a Christian husband and wife an ordinary part of married life? Annoyingly, many Christian books on marriage presume so.
The influence of the surrounding pagan culture meant that sexual immorality and false doctrines were real problems in the early church. The New Testament letter writers addressed these issues.
Here is some background information about the Roman colony of Philippi, the apostle Paul, and his letter to the Philippian church.
Here is a list of the books that have been used in compiling these study notes on Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
Paul’s greeting to the Philippians is similar to those in many of his other letters, except that he greets the church’s leaders, the overseers and deacons.
Does God expect us to be perfect? This week we look at what “fellowship” (koinonia) means, at what “perfection” means, and at Paul’s views on giving.
What do you think Paul would have been like to meet in person? How do love and knowledge go together? What does Paul mean by defence and confirmation of the gospel?