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How many problems can you find in CBMW’s “Statement on Abuse”?

Chris Moles and I both have concerns about the Statement On Abuse which the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood published in 2018. But I see more problems in CBMW’s statement than the ones Chris Moles noticed. This post is the penultimate in my series about Chris Moles. I know that some readers are wanting the series to …

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Rebekah: The Guardian and Protector of Israel – by Anne Vyn

I’ve grown up in the church all my life and have always heard Rebekah talked about in a negative light. Teachers and leaders have called her manipulative, deceptive, and lacking in submission to God and to her husband. Tradition has not been kind to Rebekah and I believe she is one of the most misrepresented …

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Complementarity Without Subordination: What Does it Look Like?

Complementarianism can in itself be a fine expression of Biblical headship, so long as it is not imbued with the false teaching of ESS and its implications. Brad Mason, Complementarity Without Subordination  It’s an interesting thing to contemplate. What if complementarians eradicated the doctrine of ESS from their platform? What if the complementarian camp wrested ESS out …

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Contrary Women: Genesis 3:16b in the (now non-)Permanent ESV —by Matthew Lynch (a partial reblog)

“A more appropriate translation of Gen 3:16b would be, Your devotion will be toward your husband; Yet he will rule over you. ”  — Matthew Lynch, Dean of Studies and Lecturer in Old Testament at Westminster Theological Centre. Matthew has very kindly permitted us to republish a condensed version of this article. The full text can be found at …

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Toward a Better Reading: Reflections on the Permanent Changes to the Text of Genesis 3:16 in the ESV – by Wendy Alsup and Hannah Anderson

Wendy Alsup and Hannah Anderson have started a series on the ESV change to Genesis 3:16. Here is Part 1: Toward a Better Reading: Reflections on the Permanent Changes to the Text of Genesis 3:16 in the ESV.   It is top notch. We encourage readers to follow Wendy and Hannah’ series. Here is an excerpt: The point here …

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The change of Genesis 3:16, ESS, the colonial code of relationship, and a call to bystanders

IMPORTANT UPDATE  In a recent article, “The Meaning of Hebrew תשׁוקה,” Journal of Semitic Studies 61 (2016):365-387, Andrew A. Macintosh did a thorough study of the word תְּשׁוּקָה (teshûqâ) and came to an interesting conclusion. He said (red emphasis added by me) — In summary, I conclude that ‘desire’ is not a proper rendering of …

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