Women and men leading together, serving as equals
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The academic journal of CBE International
"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord" (Acts 18:26)
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This issue explores egalitarian themes in Song of Songs, along with a review of Kevin Giles’ latest book and an in-depth look at 1 Corinthians 14.
The Song abandons, even resists, the cultural accommodation that the rest of the OT makes to the male prerogative of jealousy within romantic love.
“A sermon on Song of Solomon! But single people aren’t supposed to read that book!”
Regardless of its often-preached status through the centuries, I can count the number of sermons I have heard on this book on one hand.
The Song of Songs stands alone among the books of the Jewish and Christian canons as an unabashed exploration of sensual human love.
This article maintains that the interpolation hypothesis sets a dangerous precedent for textual scholars who evaluate manuscripts.
I found this five-chapter account of a recent theological dispute absolutely riveting, even though I already knew how it would end! It is an extraordinary story, told by a major player in the drama.
Well-known New Testament scholar and friend of CBE International, Scot McKnight, in his Jesus Creed blog entry on July 19, 2016, mentions three measures of biblical “teaching about male-female relations.”
The Song is an example of lovers who talk about sex and intimacy in a healthy mutual exchange.
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