Monthly Archives: June 2017

My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part VII)

I now come to the biblical text that is often played as the trump card by complementarians when discussing the issue of women’s ordination–and I speak from personal experience, having played this card myself. Indeed, 1 Timothy 2:8-15 was the text that gave me the most pause when I reconsidered the issue; I felt that I could accept that other passages speaking of male leadership were culturally relative, but this passage seemed to be quite clear and rooted in the prelapsarian (“before the Fall into sin”) created order. Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part VI)

Are the texts that speak of male headship in the home and in the church commands for every time and place, or are they time-bound concessions to patriarchal culture and to the peculiar scrutiny faced by first-century Christians in a hostile pagan context? Continue reading

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June Update

This update is somewhat shorter than our previous updates, but with more specific details as our transition comes into clearer focus… Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part V)

No one wants to say, “Thus saieth the Lord,” where the Lord has not spoken. But no one wants to ignore the law of the Lord, either. Continue reading

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Review of “Sit at My Right Hand”

Lester L. Grabbe (Hull) has reviewed my book, “Sit At My Right Hand,” in the latest edition of The Expository Times. Continue reading

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Links: 7 June 2017

Faith and Theology: Tweeting the trinity: because heresy is meh. Righteous Anger: Egypt’s Christians Respond to ISIS | News | Christianity Today Paul Ricoeur: The philosopher behind Emmanuel Macron. Perhaps the most famous Polish-Lithuanian writer: Why Czeslaw Milosz Still Matters | … Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part IV)

I remember when I was first exposed to the notion of women pastors–probably at the age of seven or eight. Continue reading

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