In this final talk, Josh discusses two of the most difficult passages in the Bible regarding the role of women in ministry. His argument is a pretty familiar one … there is a historical and literary context that we must be aware of before we make our interpretive conclusions. the restoration project. Joshua James. 15… [Read More]
In this week’s teaching, we revisit Phoebe, a “deacon” in the church of Cenchreae, who was entrusted by Paul with the safe delivery (and potentially, the reading and interpretation) of his letter to the Romans. Not only do we observe in these two verses, the emergence of an unlikely leader in the early church, we… [Read More]
This text probably doesn’t classify as an “untold” story in the Bible, but it is certainly “important.” A surface reading demonstrates a clear contrast between Mary’s zeal for learning (and maybe better, just being in the presence of Jesus) and Martha’s attention to detail—preparing and serving a meal, administering the rites of hospitality, making sure… [Read More]
This week, we were visited by Annapolis pastor and church planter, Donnie Reynolds of Centerpoint Church, who shared his family’s story of foster care and adoption. May we be a “cup of cold water.” the restoration project. 18 March 2018.
For some women, the poem of the “noble” or “capable” wife has been read as an example to live up to (and for some men, it has been read as a checklist by which to judge their wife or future wife). But this is not the point. And it’s a good thing, too, because this… [Read More]