Links: 6 July 2017

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My sweet daughter turns four years old today! Here’s your recommended daily allowance of cuteness… Continue reading

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

There were at least three phases (overlapping) of my change of perspective on women’s ordination. Continue reading

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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)

In the previous post in my series on women’s ordination, I promised to tackle what I consider to be the most significant NT texts concerning the issue: 1 Cor 11 and 14, and 1 Tim 2-3. These texts tend to dictate how the others are interpreted. Continue reading

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June Update

​Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support as we prepare to move to Europe. 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)

In my continuing series on women’s ordination and my change of perspective, I have promised a description of the best arguments for both sides, and why I ultimately changed my position. 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 | The New York Times.

Leaving Social Media Taught Me How Broken The News Cycle Is | FiveThirtyEight

Unlikely, but intriguing: The 25th Amendment Solution to Remove Trump | The New York Times.

Pure brilliance: Voting Systems.

Want to be more productive? Quit multitasking.

Google’s breakdown of what Americans don’t know how to spell, state by state | The Washington Post. As a native of the Garden State, I must say that “twelve” has never been difficult for me. However, the German equivalent is fun to spell: zwölf.

 

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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)

I’ve been assuming to this point that the terms “complementarian” and “egalitarian” are understood by my readers, but I should explain my understanding of the terms. Continue reading

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