Archive for the ‘Ephesians’ Category

  • The doctrine of “headship”

    Nov 11, 14 • Ephesians, Gender, Isaiah, Jesus1 Comment
    The doctrine of “headship”

    There is a lot of discussion (at least there is in the online circles I move in) about claims to a doctrine of “headship” that is biblical and that means husbands should take a leadership role with respect to their their wives. Or possibly that men should over women more generally. In a recent discussion [&hellip...

  • Being Ideal Readers: 2 putting it all together

    Being Ideal Readers: 2 putting it all together

    In part two we get drawn to the hymn in Phil 2 and discover not only what Jesus’ discension is all about, but also get to understand the talk of us being gifts in Eph 4:11-13 better. (If you have not listened to part 1 do listen to that first.) The original audio only version [&hellip...

  • Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

    Mar 25, 13 • Ephesians, Psalms, Reading2 Comments
    Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

    In this podcast we’ll begin to grapple with a complicated idea, but quite simply begin to discover how to become (more) ideal readers. We’ll be looking at Eph 4 , and you will also need a bookmark in Ps 68 . This is a podcast in two parts (otherwise I’d have to change the name [&hellip...

  • A Text without contexts is dumb! 2: Text without cotext is dumb

    Feb 11, 13 • Context, Ephesians, Psalms1 Comment
    A Text without contexts is dumb! 2: Text without cotext is dumb

    For the second part of this “A text without contexts is dumb” series we’ll think about cotext, the text that surrounds a text, providing context. The biblical examples come from Psalms and Ephesians. You might want to listen to Part 1 here first 😉  ...

  • “Headship”: What did Paul really mean?

    “Headship”: What did Paul really mean?

    “Head” is often used as picture language. Because such language is always deeply cultural and even personal it is vital to think about what someone else means when they say head – unless it clearly is just the lump that keeps one’s neck from fraying. Paul’s usage is particularly interesting and has more to do [&hellip...

  • Eph 5:21-22 and those Sydney Anglicans

    Aug 30, 12 • Context, Ephesians, GenderComments Off on Eph 5:21-22 and those Sydney Anglicans
    Eph 5:21-22 and those Sydney Anglicans

    The Sydney Anglicans are suggesting women might want to promise to -submit- to their husbands. I argue that they are not being biblical enough, and don’t go half far enough! I begin with Martyn Lloyd-Jones fine introduction to reading Ephesians 5 and suggest where half-hearted, partial readings go wrong. I’ll follow this up with a [&hellip...

  • Christians no longer practice “Christian Marriage”

    Aug 28, 12 • Ephesians, Gender2 Comments
    Christians no longer practice “Christian Marriage”

    This post is not itself directly about the Bible, though it is thoroughly “biblical” as I’ll be happy to demonstrate if you ask targeted questions 😉 In the podcast I’ll take a pagan suggestion  from the Sidney Anglicans, and a scathing critique of the churches (from Stanley Hauerwas)1 and think more clearly about Marriage equality/the [&hellip...

  • E100-83: Ephesians 6:10 – 6:20: The armour of God

    Aug 11, 10 • E100, EphesiansComments Off on E100-83: Ephesians 6:10 – 6:20: The armour of God
    E100-83: Ephesians 6:10 – 6:20: The armour of God

    Ephesians like Romans and Galatians splits neatly into two parts, with the second giving the practical outworkings of the first. Here opening (chs. 1-4) is “indicative” – it tells us what is – the second  (chs. 5-6) is “imperative” – it tells us what to do. The letter has strong similarities to Colossians, some think [&hellip...

  • Being Ideal Readers: 2 putting it all together

    Being Ideal Readers: 2 putting it all together

    In part two we get drawn to the hymn in Phil 2 and discover not only what Jesus’ disscension is all about, but also get to understand the talk of us being gifts in Eph 4:11-13 better. (If you have not listened to part 1 do listen to that first.)...

  • Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

    Mar 2, 10 • Ephesians, Psalms, Reading1 Comment
    Being Ideal Readers: 1 in which we discover the importance of a Psalm

    In this podcast we’ll begin to grapple with a complicated idea, but quite simply begin to discover how to become (more) ideal readers. We’ll be looking at Eph 4 , and you will also need a bookmark in Ps 68 . This is a podcast in two parts (otherwise I’d have to change the name [&hellip...