Andrew Perriman critiques the complementarian notion that Adam naming Eve displays man’s authority over woman. Perriman explains that “naming in Scripture is a way of determining the essential character or identity or purpose of something or someone”, and he gives several examples from Genesis to prove his point. Continue reading»
I am amazed by the amount of letters and other documents that were composed by the early Christians.
I am jealous of Eusebius who had access to these at the library in Jerusalem; but I imagine that he would be even more jealous of the many surviving documents, including the all-important books and letters of the New Testament, that are now freely available on the internet.
(This post is part of an occasional series on Eusebius’ “Church History”. Continue reading»
How are we to interpret “man was not created for woman, but woman for man” in 1 Corinthians 11:9? Continue reading»
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.
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»
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»
What have people been reading on NewLife? Here is a list of the top 10 most-read posts of 2014. Continue reading»
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»
I love this powerful image of Mary consoling Eve. Just look at their feet! Continue reading»
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»