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May 15, 2020, 9:00 AM
Where I go through a series of verses and notes and give the NET Bible a 1/8 on its handling of gender.
Jul 1, 2018, 2:32 PM
Changing one's mind is a slow process, and I did not come to believe women could be ordained without a lot of prayer and study. Check out the introductory books, and then, I recommend regular reading on one or more of the websites listed here. And if you really want to dig into Scripture, be sure...
Jun 1, 2018, 2:32 PM
This book was transformational. Here is my summary. Replacing Israel with Christians as the people of God (a doctrine called supersessionism) created a hole in the theological imagination that Europeans were able to fill with themselves. Moving on...
May 1, 2018, 2:05 PM
You will like or appreciate different books and resources in a different order than I did. I started with The New Jim Crow, and it was so different from anything that I had been told or taught that it took me a long time to read it. That is probably more a factor of my past than of the book itself. I mention it, though, because if you, in the course of reading or watching or listening, find your beliefs being challenged, I want to encourage you...
May 1, 2018, 2:05 PM
These books are more challenging than those in Part 1
Dec 18, 2017, 2:05 PM
Review of St. Clair, Raquel A. Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark. Minneapolis, Minn: Fortress Press, 2008. The person of Jesus is of great importance to many African American women. He reveals God, and is a co-sufferer
Aug 27, 2017, 1:41 PM
I had another question come up with the ESV today (English Standard Version), so I thought I would post a round-up of blogs that address these issues. As an ordained Free Methodist, I cannot put this too strongly. The ESV is not suitable for use in our denomination.
Jun 1, 2017, 1:41 PM
I have been looking forward to reading Cynthia Long Westfall’s latest book, Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ since it came out last year. It is a meaty book (315 pages), that digs into Greek words and ancient cultures (Roman, Greek, and Jewish), and I decided...