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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Wrapping Up Some More)

So how do we decide? There are all these theories, and even conservative commentators disagree with each other. How do we test right from wrong? Some would argue from the “clear” language of the passage that we must submit to … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Wrapping Up)

“Silent” The word used for silence in 1 Tim 2:11-15 is hesuchios, meaning “in quietness” and is much more about demeanor than the actual absence of speech. But in 1 Cor 14:33b-37, Paul uses sigao — a very different word, … Continue reading

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New Post Up at Wineskins: N. T. Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us

Reflections on N. T. Wright’s 1999 book The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion. 

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Part 9 of Resurrection Series Up at Wineskins:

Part 9 of the series on resurrection is up: Part 9: Conclusions For those just now catching up, the earlier posts are — Part 1: A Definition. Part 2: The early church fathers; Asking better questions. Part 3: Bodies in the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Sorting through the Greek)

Believe it or not, we’re not done yet sorting through the true meaning of the text. (1Co 14:33b-37 ESV) As in all the churches of the saints,  34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Genesis 2 and the Law)

We need to read Genesis 2 as Paul would have read the text. (Gen 2:18 ESV)  18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (Introduction)

(Seems rather late in the discussion for an introduction, but we really need to gather some context here.) (1Co 14:33-36 ESV)  As in all the churches of the saints,  34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-37 (the rhetorical η (ēta))

In a recent comment, Price pointed out, Randy Elliott, a CoC preacher out in California will be presenting a teaching class at the Pepperdine Lectures upcoming. It is his contention, which he demonstrates, that the use of “eta” in the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:33b-36 (Are the verses from the hand of Paul?)

At last, we can turn our attention to — (1Co 14:33-36 ESV)  33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,  34 the women should keep silent in the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14: Summary (except for the role-of-women passage)

We’re about to hit Paul’s instructions on the role of women, and so, before we get entirely away from spiritual gifts, we need to reflect just a bit on Paul’s teaching on that topic. First, to me, of critical importance … Continue reading

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