Monthly Archives: December 2014

Doctrines of Importance?

There are two organizations promoting certain political agendas–the CBMW (Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) and the CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality). A close look at these organizations indicates though that neither organization takes our Lord’s commands that seriously. The … Continue reading

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Answers to Some of Rachel Held Evans’s Questions

I would like to answer some of the questions Rachel Held Evans poses here. Rachel: If the Hebrew word ezer is used most often in Scripture to refer to God as a strong helper, why is it said to mean … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35

This will be my last interaction with McKnight’s book, The Blue Parakeet. I can’t say it’s been a great read. Most of the book is junk and senseless misunderstanding of the other side. I would neither recommend it to an … Continue reading

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McKnight’s Brief Reminder

McKnight gives us a brief reminder of what is going on throughout the story of the Bible in concern to women’s ordination. women in the Old Testament exercised leadership; women in the Old Testament spoke for God as prophets; women … Continue reading

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1 Timothy 2:8-15 and the Liturgy

1 Tim. 2:8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; That is that men should raise their hands in prayer in every church within the context of the … Continue reading

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Does One’s Hermeneutic Dictate Their Views on Ordination of Women?

McKnight writes in his book, The Blue Parakeet (and I do not recommend it), in concern to debates about women’s ordination at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, What I realized as I listened to the debates was that I read the … Continue reading

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Can the Church Be Infallible?

One regard where Evangelicals and Fundamentalists typically depart with other Christians is over the issue of the infallibility of the Church. Many Lutherans, High Anglicans, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians all affirm the idea of the infallibility of the Church. According … Continue reading

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Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals

Often times in egalitarian vs. complementarian/patriarchal debates, the patriarchalists accuse the egalitarians of giving the gate to support homosexuality and the egalitarians accuse the patriarchalists of supporting slavery and racism. I will first clear up the patriarchalists. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight: What is a Deaconess?

McKnight in the book, The Blue Parakeet writes in regards to the distinction between a deacon and a deaconess that “When Paul calls her ‘deacon,’ he is not thinking of ‘deaconesses’ in our churches who clean up communion cups in … Continue reading

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Avoiding Reading the Bible Through Tradition?

There’s a book that lies on a shelf at home that I pick up every now and again called The Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight. He’s a Biblical scholar. Not among the best of the Biblical scholars but has a … Continue reading

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Do the XXXIX Articles of Religion Teach Total Depravity?

IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam, (as the Pelagians do vainly talk;) but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring … Continue reading

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Catholic Predestination vs. Calvinist Predestination (and the Orthodox Adoption of Catholic Predestination)

Objection 1. It seems that God reprobates no man. For nobody reprobates what he loves. But God loves every man, according to (Wisdom 11:25): “Thou lovest all things that are, and Thou hatest none of the things Thou hast made.” … Continue reading

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Why Catholics are Neither Arminian nor Calvinist

I’ve often been told by Arminian heretics that Catholics entertain some form of Calvinism. Nothing could be more grossly misrepresented in the whole of Catholic theology than this idea that the Arminians maintain. I imagine they do this in order … Continue reading

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Why I am not Wesleyan

Where I can’t agree with Wesleyan theology is on the notion of his concept of prevenient grace and total depravity. Wesley once stated: 1. I proceed to draw a few inferences from what has been said. And, First, from hence … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible (pt. 2)

Dr. Gibbs explores some of the “clobber texts” used on the other side of the women’s ordination debate. I find the efforts of the Evangelical feminists admirable though there were some serious errors in his hermeneutical approach to 1 Corinthians. … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible

Assemblies of God theologian Jeremiah Gibbs has an interesting post explaining why he feels women’s ordination is Biblical and those who reject it are not Biblical. Of course, I’d like to give a brief and respectful reply hoping I have … Continue reading

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