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Gone to Knoxville

I will be eating at the Peddler, visiting Smokey the Bear at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and watching Alabama make some history at Neyland Stadium. I’m taking my laptop but won’t be very active in the comments. See … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Introduction; Millennial Theories

I’m a Scot McKnight fan, and I’ve just received a copy of his latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. (I had to pay for mine.) And it’s some kind of big deal. I … Continue reading

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Bible Software: A Comparison, Part 2

Smartphone features Both Logos and Accordance provide a free iPhone application that connects to your software package. Again, Accordance has the superior interface, making it easy to download translations, commentaries, and other resources to your phone. Greek word studies are easy on … Continue reading

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Bible Software: A Comparison, Part 1

Christmas is not far away, and so I figure it’s time to offer a few recommendations regarding Bible software programs. What would possibly make for a better Christmas present? I am very fortunate to have a copy of each of the four … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Wrapping Up; Spiritual Leadership), Part 8

Wrapping Up We are talking about veils, you know, so “wrapping up” just kinda made sense. Right? So one interpretation of this and a few other passages is that “head” refers to the “spiritual leadership” of men in the church. Fifty … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (A Translation), Part 7

So let’s take a stab at a fresh translation in light of what we’ve considered. (1Co 11:3-16 ESV)  3 But I want you to understand that the head of every [husband] is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (God; Christ; Husband; Wife), Part 6

(Eph 5:22 ESV) 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  As Paul explains in Ephesians 5, the wife’s obligation to her husband does not mean the husband has no reciprocal obligation. Rather, while Paul finds the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Husbands and Wives), Part 6

So, finally, we get to 1 Corinthians 11 — but hopefully with a rich, full understanding of Jesus and our relationship to him in mind. (1Co 11:3 ESV)  3 But I want you to understand that the head of every … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Seeing the Image of God in Us), Part 5

I know I’ve wandered far from 1 Corinthians 11, but it’s necessary. You see, we have a tendency to revert to our childhood understanding when we take a text out of context — the context of all of scripture. And … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:2-16 (Called to Become Kings; Theosis), Part 4

Kings While the idea of being on the throne with Jesus seems utterly foreign to modern Christians, it was an important theme for First Century Jews — who knew their scriptures better than we often do. Paul had already introduced the … Continue reading

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