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I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What?

I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What? If one becomes convinced that evolution is real – it happened – what then is one to do with the Bible? With traditional Christian beliefs and doctrines? … Continue reading

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My post on 1 Tim 2

So, apparently my post at the Junia Project website on “Why 1 Tim. 2:8-15 does not ban women from teaching and having authority in the church” received over 8500 views as of last week! Here is the link in case … Continue reading

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Women in the Church Blog Series

Women in the Church: Why I’m an Egalitarian   Last year, over the course of a few months, I wrote a series on women in the church that outlines my approach to being an egalitarian. I often get requests for links … Continue reading

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Women in the Church: Part 10

Women in the Church: Why I am an Egalitarian Part 10: Difficult Texts: 1 Peter 3:1-7 Today’s post is the second of three addressing key New Testament texts often cited to restrict or prohibit women from certain ministries in the … Continue reading

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Women in the Church: Part 9

Women in the Church: Why I am an Egalitarian Part 9: Difficult Texts:  1 Timothy 2:8-15  Today’s post is the first of three that will address key New Testament texts often cited by complementarians to restrict or prohibit women from certain … Continue reading

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Egalitarianism Series – continued

New Post Coming! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog entry. Well I’m back at it and I’m finally getting around to concluding my series on why I am an egalitarian. Over the next three weeks, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Virtue and biblical interpretation

“But for searching and right understanding of the Scriptures there is need of a good life and a pure soul, and for Christian virtue to guide the mind to grasp, so far as human nature can, the truth concerning God … Continue reading

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8 Principles of Biblical Interpretation from Irenaeus

The following are 8 principles of biblical interpretation from St. Irenaeus of Lyons (second century AD). Which do you find most intriguing and/or helpful? The rule of truth (the conviction that God speaks through Scripture and the Spirit). – Logical … Continue reading

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Women in the Church: Part 8

Women in the Church: Why I am an Egalitarian Part 8: Reading Scripture as an Egalitarian In future posts, I would like to start addressing how egalitarians read difficult passages of Scripture, including the parts of Scripture that seemingly place … Continue reading

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Women in the Church: Part 6

Women in the Church: Why I am an Egalitarian Part 6: Interpretive Strategies My last two posts identified 10 examples of women serving in ministry and leadership positions in the Bible. The Spirit called these women to serve God through … Continue reading

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