Category Archives: New Testament Studies

What is the Church?

After mentioning a few erroneous definitions and assumptions about what the church is, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, professor of theology at Western Seminary, Portland, OR., based on Acts 2:42-47, offer a summary of what they consider “a biblical definition … Continue reading

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The Scholarly Consensus on the Pastoral Epistles

In his latest post noting Ben Witherington’s critique of Bart Ehrman’s latest title Forged, James F. McGrath writes, “While Ehrman’s book is by no means above criticism, Witherington’s suggestion that that Ehrman misrepresents the scholarly consensus about the Pastoral Epistles … Continue reading

Posted in Bart D. Ehrman, Ben Witherington, New Testament Studies, Pastoral, Pastoral Letters, Pauline, Pauline Theology | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Rethinking Women Preachers: What about the New Creation?

For sometime now I’ve been rethinking this whole business of women preachers, you know, women in ministry.  After reading Rod of Alexandria’s latest piece on Julia Foote, whose contribution some would consider “proto- black feminist or proto- womanist theology,” I … Continue reading

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I was asked about Women Preachers

The Apostle Paul and 1 Corinthians 11:5 immediately came to mind: “But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved” (NIV, bold added). And I said yes, … Continue reading

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