Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Chiasms

A wife has no authority of her own body? (1 Cor. 7:4)

January 7th, 2015

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, a verse that has been terribly misapplied. Continue reading»

The Chiasm in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

November 20th, 2012

In this article I tackle another of the “difficult passages” about women. 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 is a hard passage to understand, but it makes more sense when read as a chiasm. What are Paul’s concerns and instructions here? Continue reading»

Paul’s Main Point in Ephesians 5:22-33

April 30th, 2012

Ephesians 5:22-33 is written as a chiasm with the main point in the centre of the passage. We misinterpret Ephesians 5:22-33 if we miss Paul’s main point. Continue reading»

The Creed (Hymn) of Philippians 2:6-11

May 1st, 2010

The creed, or hymn, which Paul quotes in Philippians 2:6-11, expresses the depths of humiliation, degradation and alienation that Christ suffered while fulfilling his earthly mission of redemption.

It also expresses the ultimate exaltation of Jesus Christ which results in glorious cosmic and universal worship.

This is an amazing passage of scripture! Even more so because we are called to follow Christ’s example Continue reading»

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