1 Timothy 2 and Women in Leadership: a Reading of the Text

Those who oppose the recognition of women as pastors and elders in the church often suppose that they have the biblical high ground. They accuse those who welcome women into church leadership of denying the literal meaning of the texts, playing fast and loose with scripture. To open church office to women, they argue, underminesContinue reading “1 Timothy 2 and Women in Leadership: a Reading of the Text”

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER FALL STORY IN GENESIS?

Fall stories are important (fall stories of the theological sort; not stories about the season). They account for what has gone wrong in our world. Perhaps, that’s not quite the right way to put it. “Gone wrong” implies that there was an earlier time when things had not gone wrong. But not all stories accountingContinue reading “WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER FALL STORY IN GENESIS?”

WHAT ABOUT PAUL?

I began this series of posts with the question, “Is Genesis 3 a fall story?” The question can be answered in two ways. The first would be to say, yes, it is a fall story, but not in the usual sense. Better, and what I suggested in the previous post (“Is Genesis 3 a FallContinue reading “WHAT ABOUT PAUL?”

IS GENESIS 3 A FALL STORY: PART II
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In my first post in this series, I left you, I hope, pondering whether the knowledge of good and evil is a good thing. Given the choice between the knowledge of good and evil and life without death, as are Eve and Adam in the story, which would you choose? This dilemma at the heartContinue reading “IS GENESIS 3 A FALL STORY: PART II
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