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newlife · 3W ago

Adam was created first, and this means . . .

Does the Genesis story that Adam was created first mean that men have a greater authority than women? The concept of primogeniture does have a place in the community of Jesus' followers, but...
newlife · 4W ago

Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

Complementarians believe Paul teaches that men have a God-given authority over women. They believe this teaching is grounded in creation and is therefore timeless and universal in applicatio...
newlife · 1M ago

Video Series: Should Women Teach in Church?

Tired of reading? Here are four short clever videos which look at 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-14 and intelligently discuss whether women can teach in church. Continue reading»
newlife · 1M ago

Podcast with Ashley Easter and Charlie Olivia Grantham

Last Monday I chatted with Ashley Easter and Charlie Olivia Grantham about Ephesians 5 and a little bit about my marriage. Here are links to a 16-minute podcast of our conversation. Continu...
newlife · 1M ago

The Anonymous Man and Woman in 1 Timothy 2:11-15

In this article, I look at the language of 1 Timothy 2:12 and discuss the possibility that this verse concerns an anonymous couple in the Ephesian church, rather than men and women more gene...
newlife · 2M ago

Were there women elders in New Testament churches? (Part 2)

In this article I look at the NT verse which mentions women elders and compare it with other verses. I also look at elders, men and women, in early Judaism. My claim is that the “older women...
newlife · 2M ago

Were there women elders in New Testament churches?

Three times this past week I've been in online conversations where a person has stated that women were not leaders or elders in early churches. Was this really the case? Continue reading»
newlife · 2M ago

Were Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia friends?

Priscilla, Phoebe and Junia were Christian ministers who sometimes travelled. The NT shows that, at the very least, their paths crossed one or twice. Did these women become friends? I hope s...
newlife · 3M ago

Is it he, she, they or we who crush the serpent’s head? (Genesis 3:15)

I’ve been using the Common English Bible and was surprised to read God say to the snake, "They will strike your head." Other translations of Genesis 3:15 have he, she or it will strike... Wh...
newlife · 4M ago

The Queen of Sheba and 3 other Powerful Female Rulers in the Bible

There were powerful women in Bible times. Some were godly, others were not. But nowhere in the Bible is there an indication that God did not approve of these women leaders because they were ...