Author Archives: Benj

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, exiled to the land of Phillies fans…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.

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

My former (and present) life in complementarianism… Continue reading

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

I’m not the prototypical convert from complementarianism to egalitarianism. Continue reading

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Salvation in the Johannine Writings

This is a paper I wrote for a Johannine Theology course with the late Herb Hirt in the Fall of 2009, entitled, “John’s theology of salvation (past, present and future).” Continue reading

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

In a series of posts, I will describe some of my journey to egalitarianism. I will not be making a detailed case for that position from Scripture; many scholars have done that much better than I could. Rather, this is more of a personal reflection on how my thinking on an issue has changed. Continue reading

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