Rethinking Gender Roles_Companion 6

Rethinking Gender Roles in the Church_Companion_6 For the apostle Paul, Christian’s live in the “in-between, or the “now-not yet,” the space of time after Jesus’ resurrection and before the Parousia, when Jesus returns. This “in-between” period represents the coming of the Kingdom of God in Jesus’ resurrection but also reflects the fact that the Kingdom … Continue reading Rethinking Gender Roles_Companion 6

Rethinking Gender Roles in the Church_Companion_2

This is the companion and review for week 2 on gender roles in the church. In week 1 we covered discipleship, and discussed female patronage, hospitality, and education as disciples of Jesus. This week we will look at another important episode of female discipleship. Keep in mind that our study is not exhaustive and there … Continue reading Rethinking Gender Roles in the Church_Companion_2

The Significance of Mimesis to the Theme of Jesus’ Identity

This paper assumes the use of mimesis in building the structure of Mark’s gospel. Mimesis is the imitation of another’s work; a common practice in the ancient literary world. Mark imitates the structure of the Elijah-Elisha narrative (1 Kgs 17:1 – 2 Kgs 13:21).[1] I propose that this imitation has significant consequences to the gospel’s … Continue reading The Significance of Mimesis to the Theme of Jesus’ Identity

A Moral & Positive Failure: Finding Authority

16TH CENTURY SOLA SCRIPTURA How is Scripture authoritative? This fundamental question, addressed throughout history, resurfaces with us in postmodernity out of the rejection of modern “regulative” hermeneutics. What exactly is rejected, why is it rejected, and what must replace it? We begin with the development of regulative hermeneutics and its formation in the Disciples of … Continue reading A Moral & Positive Failure: Finding Authority