May 2, 2008

For the last few weeks, i have been wrestling with the idea of powers in the NT. I am gonna post an excerpt of a paper I wrote. I would love to hear your thoughts. What story did you grow up with about the powers and their interaction in the world? Demons? Systemic evil? Myth? Here is a section….. Discerning “Powers” Language In verses 10-13, Paul reintroduces who the enemy of the Christian faith is, namely, the “powers.” There has… Read more

April 30, 2008

I have been studying a bit on the origins of fundamentalist Christian faith in America (many of the following insights come from: UNGODLY WOMEN: Gender and the First Wave of American Fundamentalism; Betty DeBerg). This is a movement that emerged in the 1880’s as a call back to Victorian family code values. Women are to organize the private sphere (home, church [which led to some feminizing in the church as women were the primary congregants], etc.) while men are to… Read more

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