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
My fellow white folks: Cry me a river if you feel like the whole conversation around race in our country is a moving target. This “inconvenience” or perceived contradiction between recognizing our racial differences and the supposed “color-blindness” you so desire is a small price to pay for peace. I get it. I used… Continue reading White People are Frustrated
A very good friend sent me the link to James Dobson’s endorsement of Donald Trump. I had read the interview from which it was drawn. Here was my response to it: I read Dobson’s interview where he said these things. This is a sad state of affairs. Bob Russell just wrote a book and Jack… Continue reading Dobson’s Endorsement
Were the prophets in the Old Testament happy about delivering the messages they were commissioned by Yahweh to give? Was Jesus stoked when he picked up the prophetic tradition and delivered hard messages to his most common opponents, the religious/political elites? I would say the answer is no in both of those cases. The prophets… Continue reading Prophets