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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


May
30
answered What are the differences between allegorical and typological interpretation?
May
20
comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: It turns out Witherington doesn't either, at least not exclusively. Witherington says the unusual structure of the sentence, including using "she" in the subject and "they" following the verb, contributes to his conclusion that this is intended to point to Christ's birth.
May
20
revised Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
edited to better reflect Witherington's actual claim
May
18
comment Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
@Kazark: Gill's commentary (linked in your answer) makes this same case, that this refers to a specific birth: "and the sense is, that notwithstanding the fall of man by the means of the woman, yet there is salvation for both men and women, through the birth of Immanuel, the child born, and Son given; at whose birth, the angels sung peace on earth, good will to men; through the true Messiah, the deed of the woman, through the incarnate Saviour, who was made of a woman, there is salvation for lost sinners: he was born of a woman, and came into the world in order to obtain salvation for them".
May
18
answered Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
May
18
accepted How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
May
15
asked How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
Apr
29
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
14
accepted What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
Apr
11
comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@RonMaimon: I never noticed the doublets--not their significance, anyway--until someone pointed out the pattern to me. Accusing others of willful blindness is not likely to help the conversation.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Just another angle on rough edges: Most translations won't show it (Young's Literal Translation does), but Mark often writes in ungrammatical Greek, switching from present to past tense and back--sometimes in the same sentence. Matthew and especially Luke don't make the same grammatical mistakes.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Thanks for the thoroughness of this answer.
Apr
6
accepted What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Apr
4
asked What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
Apr
3
comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
That Wikipedia article appears to have been written from a particular point of view. This one is a little more balanced.
Apr
3
comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
I'll try to add more early church references; while the canon wasn't fully settled until the 4th century, the 13 letters with the name Paul at the top were not disputed.
Apr
3
revised How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
reformatted
Apr
3
answered How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Mar
26
awarded  Enthusiast