“Mary: Mother May I? Finding Hope for Restoration Women in Mary’s Priestly Sacrifice Presented in Luke”

Mother, May I? The division over women’s roles and their supposed inability to address theological issues within the Restoration churches is the impetus for this paper. Of particular importance are two concerns. If a husband’s rule over his wife is inviolable as established by the creation narrative in Genesis, why in Luke’s gospel does God... Continue Reading →

Will the Real Adam & Eve Please Come Forth

Drawing of the so-called Adam and Eve cylinder seal impression, a 22nd century BCE post-Akkadian cylinder seal, once though to depict, from left to right: the Eden serpent, Eve, the tree of Knowledge, and Adam. The modern interpretation rather suggests that to be a worshiping scene with a god (horned, right), a worshiper (left) and a symbolic date palm and snake. The original seal, made from greenstone, is now in the British Museum.

“Kitchen Theology?”

Art by Joachim Beuckelaer, 1533-1575, Wikimedia Commons One of my favorite activities — when studying what the Biblical text means for the universal church — is to gain a richer and broader understanding of it by reading what scholars from differing backgrounds and different countries have to say about it. Since the Body of Christ... Continue Reading →

The Delicious Allure of Power!

I read a quote from the advertisement for a Conference featuring Sean Callaghan, on Making Space for Other Voices that is troubling me. Perhaps I'm missing something. Maybe you all can help me sort this out. I appreciate how Callaghan believes all voices are necessary – as in “nothing about us, without us” when addressing... Continue Reading →

Genuine Love

I've discovered that much of 1 John is easy enough to translate from the Greek into English, yet I find his message a bit more perplexing than I expected. Note: I've included my own translations below but reference links to NRSV. We are familiar with John’s assertion that "God is Love" (4:8). I still remember my... Continue Reading →

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