As we seek to understand the tensions present in the church of Ephesus, we also must seek insight for how error today has mingled with sound doctrine, and how our behavior could destroy the good news of Jesus Christ for the watching world.… Read More What is useful in 1 Timothy 2:8-15?
The most-loved title that Jesus uses for God is “Father.” God, who is not male, chose this designation to describe the protective care that is provided to all God’s children. It was an apt symbol for a patriarchal society that confirmed all relational, legal and public authority on the male head of households. But does… Read More Who’s your mother?
Many of our Christian “traditions” regarding the creation of humans are first found in the Talmud or the extended teachings on the Talmud (Midrash). It is in the Talmud that we find much imaginative and explicit exposition about the sexuality between Adam and Eve…and yes, even the serpent. It is also here that we find that teshuqa has been re-defined as “urge,” and the battle of the sexes is born.… Read More Teshuqa Turnings – Rabbinical Roots of Desire
The ESV inserts this desire for dominance into 3:16 with the words, “your teshuqa (desire in ESV) shall be contrary to your husband.” Enmity achieved.… Read More Teshuqa Turnings – Times Three
Then, Eve turned and followed Adam.… Read More Teshuqa Turnings (Genesis 3:16)
One word in Genesis 3:16 has caused centuries of controversy. Why? Because this one word affects half the world’s population, the women. What is that word? teshuqa What does it mean? Well, let me introduce you to the evolution of teshuqa from “turning” to “desire,” and now in the unchangeable ESV to “contrary to.” A brief history of… Read More ESV changes Genesis 3:16 – A brief history of this verse’s transformation
Moral outrage in the hands of youth is passionate, loud and often inappropriate. But, for Dinah’s brothers Simeon and Levi, the truth was clear. Dinah must be rescued.
“Nobody is going to treat our sister like a whore and get by with it.”
… Read More A Time to Act or Be Silent?