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