It is incorrect to read the Old Testament as mandating patriarchy for the people of God. But what about the New Testament? Does the New Testament go against the prevailing culture in its teachings? There is some compelling evidence that it does.
Is patriarchy God’s divine plan for humanity? As it turns out, the Bible says quite a bit about women and patriarchy, but it may not say what you think.
Why take a Biblical study trip? Because context matters.
Registration for my 2021 May trip to Israel and June trip to Turkey are now open.
What does Genesis 2-3 really say about men and women? The answer might surprise you.
This past Sunday was Pentecost. A day when Christians should have been celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit. Rather than celebrating the tongues of fire that descended upon the Apostles, we witnessed the flames of social injustice sweep through our cities.
In the face of suffering, sickness, and death, it’s natural to look for a cause. Why is this happening to us? We want to figure out who or what is responsible so that we can understand how to make things right. We are not unique in this regard. Humans, from the dawn of their existence, have sought to make sense of the world and do whatever they could to control it. But is this how the world works?
Christianity did not spread because of its message; it spread because of what Christians did.
An old girlfriend once told me that the groom was just “a prop” at the wedding. In the nativity story, Joseph comes across as a prop. Yet, there is much more to his story if we look carefully at the text.
How could anyone defend a religion that would sanction the Crusades? How could Christians engage in such activities? Did the Crusades permanently damage Christian witness in the Middle East? As with most things in the Middle East, it’s complicated.
Why take a Biblical study trip to Israel? Because context matters.
Join me next June to experience the Land of the Bible. It will forever change how you read the Text.