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April 16 2016, 10AM

I’m reposting this in its entirety from my own blog, to give my take on the issue of why there are more women than men in most Christian churches, and what conclusions are most reasonably drawn from this. [Note: since I first wrote this article I ha... [Christianity] [Sociology] [Uncategorized]

July 11 2015, 12 AM

Dear Dr. Sparks, I finished your book God’s Word in Human Words a few weeks ago.  It was the second of your books that I had read, the first being Sacred Word, Broken Word.  Both books are about reading the Bible for what it shows itself to be,... [Christianity] [Egalitarianism]

June 20, 12 AM

In early 2008 I encountered Christian egalitarianism for the first time and embraced it with excitement and relief.  Finally, I could let go of my cognitive dissonance! I could believe in a God who hadn’t arbitrarily consigned me to subordinate sta... [Uncategorized]

August 30 2014, 11AM

(Cross-posted from Wordgazer’s Words) I have been asked a few times over the last several months to do a blog post on Matthew 18:15-17, where Jesus teaches about what to do if a member of a Christian group is committing wrongs that are harmful enoug... [Christianity] [New Testament] [theology] [bible interpretation]

July 13, 12 PM

Fred Clark at Slacktivist this week has contributed more to the blogosphere conversation we also contributed to in the Noting Abusive Theologians post.  Clark’s post is in response to Roger Olsen’s question, “Should a theologian’... [Psychology] [Sociology] [theology] [Martin Luther] [Paul Tillich] [Thomas Jefferson]

June 27, 11PM

There has been a lot of talk in the blogosphere, and here at BLT, about the Interview with N. T. Wright on First Things on the subject of sexuality.  I have read several of N. T. Wright’s books and lectures and have found him to be in general a... [Christianity] [Egalitarianism] [theology] [N. T. Wright]

June 1, 6PM

I don’t remember what year it was or exactly how old I was when it happened.  The kids were young: that much I remember, so I must have been in my mid-40s.  It was summer– I remember that, too.   I was standing in our tiny back yard behind ... [Book Reviews] [philosophy] [religion] [Reviews] [Sociology] [theology]

April 19, 9AM

It’s Easter week, and I’m thinking about gardens.My own garden is full of tulips and daffodils that are starting to fade now, but my cherry tree is still in bloom and dropping pink petals on the grass.  The grass is bursting out of itself, gr... [Christianity] [Interpretation] [New Testament] [Uncategorized] [Christianity Today] [Preston Yancey]

March 21, 8PM

(Suzanne has started blogging here on the Council For Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s position on gender roles  and eternal subordination.  This post, cross-posted from Wordgazer’s Words, is a contribution to that conversation.) Julie An... [Christianity] [Egalitarianism] [Gender] [religion] [biblical manhood and womanhood] [CBMW] [Logical Fallacies]

February 9, 12 PM

Cross-posted from Wordgazer’s Words. A lot of people have been talking this week about the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate on Creationism vs. Evolution.  So I decided to weigh in with where I stand on this issue. When I converted to Christianity at the ag... [Christianity] [literature] [science] [Uncategorized] [bible genres] [creationism] [evolution]

December 28 2013, 11AM

“Miracle on 34th Street,” as most Americans know, is a Christmas classic movie from 1947 about a department-store Santa who claims to be the real thing.  I watched it again this year on Christmas night, after all the presents were opened, Ch... [Christianity] [Cinema] [Interpretation] [Uncategorized] [Christmas] [faith] [film] [Interpretation]

November 23, 12 PM

[Reposted from Wordgazer's Words] When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron, water, fire, stone; Five shall return, and one go alone. - Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising, 1973 I firs... [Uncategorized]

October 9, 5AM

A few days ago Marg Mowczko’s Blog New Life had this to say about Clement’s use of the Greek word for “head” (transliterated “kephale”) in the letter known as 1 Clement: This passage in 1 Clement is not about leadershi... [Egalitarianism] [feminism] [Gender] [translation practice] [clement] [Paul]

September 11, 11PM

Not long ago a friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to an article at The Cripplegate called “Farewell NIV“.  My friend expressed her regret that the NIV (New International Version) of the Bible was gone and said she would miss it. I was ... [Bible Versions] [translation] [NIV]

August 29, 5AM

In order to understand the meaning of “head” as used by the apostle Paul, it is helpful to determine its meaning within the language spoken by Paul. The authors of works such as A Greek-English Lexicon by Henry G. Liddell and Robert Scott (Oxf... [Christianity] [Egalitarianism] [French] [kephale]

August 19, 5AM

My life flows on in endless song Above earth’s lamentation, I catch the sweet, tho’ far-off hymn That hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul– How can I keep from ... [Christianity] [Egalitarianism] [introduction]