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
But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified about by the law and the prophets—22 that is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. So much has been said about Paul’s Letter to the Romans, what could I, a layperson, contribute to the… Continue reading Romans 3:21-22
Donald Trump will be the President of the United States in January. Much has been written about how his improbable victory was secured. Based on all the opinions and statistics flying around out in cyberspace, about the only unanimous conclusion that can be drawn concerning his win is he got the most electoral college votes.… Continue reading On the Trump Win
Our political spectrum is incredibly exclusive. That is, it seems, there’s not much room for diversity of policy advocacy wherein sincere voters want to mix & match historically opposed platform planks. I abhor abortion and believe everyone should, not least Christians, but I won’t vote for Trump no matter how much my anti-abortion cohorts tell… Continue reading 2 Things I don’t understand