This is the beginning of an expansive and evolving topic. Lets start by allowing Ben Witherington do some talking. Ben is the Professor for New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and he knows a thing or two about the Bible. He is one of the top scholars of the Bible today concerning the New Testament.
What are your thoughts? Is tithing a NT mandate? Is it necessary to give 10% to the church? Is it just an OT issue? Does the church really need our money? Before we get into the nitty gritty, here some videos about tithing that should make you laugh.
One of the topics that seems to have disappeared from seminary conversations is the need to study the original languages. This is more true of pastors than those training for PhD programs.Here is one of the many passages that seems to get translated from Greek to English with some level of difficulty. Take a look! … Read more
One of the questions that remains in debate is the issue of the roles of men and women, or possibly lack of roles. How can one understand God’s design and purpose for humankind?
When God assigned tasks in Genesis 3 were they defined roles or consequences of the fall?
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