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
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
A reflection I shared with my Sunday School class this past Sunday: I sent an email early this week encouraging you to read all of Romans 9-11 because not doing so could lead to lots of confusion later on. I really think this section lends itself to all sorts of potential for trouble if we… Continue reading Sunday School
Psalm 119:105 reads, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. According to the Blue Letter Bible app (I have no idea if this app is anymore reliable about biblical history than others but it contains a list of probable dates of when each Psalm was written), this Psalm… Continue reading God’s Word: A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path