1 Corinthians 11:9, in a Nutshell

Posted: January 26th, 2015, by Marg

How are we to interpret “man was not created for woman, but woman for man” in 1 Corinthians 11:9? Continue reading»

Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians

Posted: January 24th, 2015, by Marg

In his Church History, Eusebius mentions that, “Ethiopia even to the present day is ruled, according to ancestral custom, by a woman” (2.1.13 cf Acts 8:27). I found this piece of information intriguing and I went on a bit of a search to find out if there is some truth in his statement. As it turned out, there is.
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A newer translation of Eusebius’s “Church History”

Posted: January 20th, 2015, by Marg

For Christmas I received a new-ish translation of Eusebius’ Church History. I love this book! It fills in many gaps in what the New Testament tells us about the Apostolic Church, and more. Continue reading»

What did Paul mean by “A wife has no authority of her own body”?

Posted: January 7th, 2015, by Marg

In this short post I look at what Paul meant by “A wife/husband does not have authority of her/his body” in 1 Corinthians 7:4. Continue reading»

Top Posts of 2014

Posted: January 1st, 2015, by Marg

What have people been reading on NewLife? Here is a list of the top 10 most-read posts of 2014. Continue reading»

Gnosticism: The “Deep Things of Satan”

Posted: December 31st, 2014, by Marg

Several letters of the New Testament, including the seven letters to the seven churches found in Revelation and First Timothy, address problems associated with the heresy of Christian Gnosticism. This article briefly looks at the heresy and at two of its founders, one of whom is mentioned in the book of Acts. The article also touches on 1 Timothy 2:12.. Continue reading»

Mary Consoles Eve

Posted: December 24th, 2014, by Marg

I love this powerful image of Mary consoling Eve. Just look at their feet! Continue reading»

Was it Adam’s responsibility to relay God’s command to Eve?

Posted: December 19th, 2014, by Marg

Was the first man given the responsibility of relaying God’s command about the forbidden fruit to the first woman? What does the Bible say? Continue reading»

“Unexpected Love” by Julie Zine Coleman

Posted: December 14th, 2014, by Marg

“Unexpected Love” is a book about Jesus’ conversations with nine women, as recorded in the Gospels. This book would make a lovely Christmas gift. Continue reading»

A Sympathetic Look at Bathsheba

Posted: December 2nd, 2014, by Marg

Bathsheba is described as a seductress by some, and as a conniving political opportunist by others, but I do not believe either of these descriptions match with how she is portrayed in Scripture. In this article I present a more sympathetic view of Bathsheba, and I aim to highlight, without imaginative or salacious embellishments, how the Scriptures depict her. Continue reading»

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