Romans 5:6-11 — For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die–but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.… Continue reading For the Ungodly
Yeah…there’s that. Thanks Peter. But! We’ve moved into the New Testament where marriage becomes a bit more closely aligned with what the average evangelical will affirm: One Man, one woman. As I wrote yesterday, I find the New Testament couple, Priscilla & Aquila, quite fascinating. Paul lauded them as leaders in the early house churches… Continue reading Priscilla & Aquila, Ephesians 5, and the Theology of Marriage
So blogging through Acts is gonna take a quick hiatus – sort of – as I had a thought today as I was considering how I might complete my teaching on Priscilla & Aquila this Sunday: Priscilla & Aquila were so beloved by Paul that he had their marriage in mind when he wrote Ephesians… Continue reading Priscilla & Aquila and Ephesians 5
I saw a tweet by a relatively anonymous theologian the other day that he was going to write for something like 20 minutes per day for 20 days. I thought: there’s a good idea. I don’t write enough. I’m exhilarated by good, thoughtful, provocative writing, and I often wish I wrote like that but it’s… Continue reading Blogging thru Acts?
With the publication of the Nashville Statement, we again wade into the biblical marriage debate. It’s really gotten me thinking about the supposed proof text of proof texts regarding one man-one woman “traditional marriage.” That proof text, of course, is Genesis 2:24. Importantly, Jesus quotes this text in both Matthew and Mark (albeit in response… Continue reading Biblical Marriage
Where do Jesus’ words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” from Luke 23:34 fit regarding charity among believers who believe different things about how proper Christianity should be lived out and the content a proper Christian should believe? Is this verse a hint or should it be kept at… Continue reading Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity
I often fall into frustration about what I consider to be apathy in the large Evangelical church regarding the conversion of personal, “eternal life-qualifying faith” into actions befitting of the Kingdom of God in the here & now. Actually, it’s a pretty glaring omission when you think about it. The American Evangelical church focuses on… Continue reading RIP My Friend