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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
Dec 11, 2017, 1:52 PM
I went to a storytelling workshop. The leader was reading Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way, and she gave the word ‘broken’ as a writing prompt. This is what I wrote. I don’t know what I would have looked like whole. I began to know...
Dec 11, 2017, 1:52 PM
I would probably never have gotten my PhD in New Testament if...
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...
Jan 12, 2014, 1:26 PM
A very short answer to 1 Tim 2:12
Feb 12, 2013, 2:32 PM
Doctrine – which looks at things like the trinity, the end times, salvation, justification, sanctification – is the careful (or, perhaps tedious) explanation of the various things (propositions, to philosophers) that Christians (or some Christians, or the best Christians, or at least our kind of Christians) believe. Doctrine is what we use to figure out who has it right and who has it wrong (and how to convince them that they are wrong). That, of course, is the worst case scenario. In contrast,