Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

The Created Order

Is a Gender Hierarchy Implicit in the Creation Narrative of Genesis 2:4–25?

May 9th, 2017

Here’s a paper I presented back in September 2015. The paper was published in a book, The Gender Conversation, in 2016. Just recently, the book has been made available as an affordable e-book. Continue reading»

Adam was created first, and this means . . .

March 3rd, 2017

Does the Genesis story that Adam was created first mean that men have a greater authority than women? The concept of primogeniture does have a place in the community of Jesus’ followers, but not in the way that some suggest it does. Continue reading»

Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

February 25th, 2017

Complementarians believe Paul teaches that men have a God-given authority over women. They believe this teaching is grounded in creation and is therefore timeless and universal in application. Cynthia Westfall exposes the faults in this thinking. Continue reading»

1 Timothy 2:13: Another reason 1 Timothy 2:12 is not as clear as it seems

August 6th, 2016

Is 1 Timothy 2:13 “For Adam was formed first and the Eve” a reason for the prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12? Does the created order really disqualify women from teaching and leading men? Continue reading»

1 Timothy 2:12, the created order, and Bible men who were guided by godly women

May 4th, 2016

Does the created order of man first, woman second, signify a timeless principle that only men can teach and have authority. Is the created order the reason for the prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12? Continue reading»

1 Timothy 2:12 in Context (Part 5)

April 17th, 2013

Why are Adam and Eve mentioned immediately after Paul’s prohibition in 1 Timothy 2:12?
What does Paul mean by salvation and childbirth in 1 Timothy 2:15? Continue reading»

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