I recently received a copy of a new work by Amanda Benckhuysen, Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Seminary. It’s entitled The Gospel According to Eve: A History of Women’s Interpretation.
I’m personally interested in such works due to my adamant support for women in leadership, both theologically and socially. This book specifically piques my interest due to its shedding historical light on the theological interpretation of Scripture regarding women’s roles.
These are some of the words from the IVP press release: Continue reading
John MacArthur is back at it again.
His most recent comments were directed at Beth Moore, well-known Southern Baptist teacher-preacher. Here they are in the clip below.
This coming Sunday is Pentecost. It’s a time when the church remembers the empowering pouring out of the Spirit on all people, enabling both men and women to prophesy.
What a unique thought!
Both men and women empowered to speak forth the word of God. Continue reading
Can women be church leaders?
It’s a big question that causes a lot of debate. Not as much today as, say, a couple of decades ago. Thankfully. Nonetheless, this remains a fairly divisive issue in the church today.
I’ve spent plenty of time looking at the question of women leadership here at the blog. But, in this article, I want to address a couple of Scriptures known as the “household codes” in the New Testament. These are particularly found in Eph 5:22-6:9 and Col 3:18-4:1.
Obviously these passages don’t specifically speak about church leadership. However, many, if not most, see a connection between leadership in the home and leadership in the church, all going back to God’s “original creation design.” So, while these are distinct, they are related and these household codes are worth addressing in the larger context of the discussion concerning women’s roles. Continue reading
Alright, it’s time to serve up the weekly ponderings and links for Sunday, January 28, 2018. Continue reading