Category Archives: Gender

Exposition of 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 What about women?

1 Corinthians 14:34–35 34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 11:13–16 Using (what should be) common sense

1 Corinthians 11:13–16 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 11:7–12 Shame and honor in assembled worship

1 Corinthians 11:7–12 7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 11:2–6 Sending social cues to others

1 Corinthians 11:2–6 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is … Continue reading

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What about the “Jesus’ wife” papyrus?

Sigh. It seems that a month cannot go by without some new ‘discovery’ about Jesus. The latest tempest in a teapot is the announcement by a Harvard scholar that a small papyrus fragment dated in the fourth century and written in … Continue reading

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Exposition of Genesis 1–11: Genesis 2:21–23

Genesis 2:21–23 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, he took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God … Continue reading

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Exposition of Genesis 1–11: Genesis 2:18–20

Genesis 2:18–20 18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.” 19 The LORD God formed out of the ground every living animal … Continue reading

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