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Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Autumn 2007

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal exploring Bible interpretation, theology, church history, and other disciplines as they address a biblical view of women’s equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

"Priscilla and Aquila instructed Apollos more perfectly in the way of the Lord." (Acts 18:26)

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The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.


Autumn 2007

Volume: 21 | Number: 4


What makes a good community? This issue looks at some of its elements, opening with a clear call to reject the “overbearing leadership” in many churches that compels church members into “leaderolatry.”


Editor's Reflections | Autumn 2007 (21.4)
By: William David Spencer | October 30, 2007
Community is one of the most valued gifts that God has bestowed on humanity. Every church I have ever encountered has wanted to be a healthy, supportive, Christian community. The term, after all, is built from the New Testament word koinonia, which means “close association involving mutual interest and sharing, association . . . fellowship, close [...]

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The Scythians—Who Were They? And Why Did Paul Include Them in Colossians 3:11?
By: Edwin Yamauchi | October 30, 2007
In this article, I will give a survey of their history and culture and examine different ways in which scholars have understood the function of the word in Colossians 3:11.

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Jesus and Trust
By: Jennie Dugan | October 30, 2007
When Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid, just trust me. . .” (Mark 5:36), he summed up our overall image of him. Jesus symbolizes trust. He did that by more than simple words.

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One of Us
By: Anita N. Kobayashi Sung | October 30, 2007
they have come like warriors an army blackening the land

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Apple Orchard
By: Anita N. Kobayashi Sung | October 30, 2007
Fall fountains of sun brimming Bronze leaves burning In summer’s dying light  

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Book Review: John Stackhouse Jr.'s Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender
By: Christine Mary Cos | October 30, 2007
Finally Feminist is designed to speak to both sides of the gender debate within the evangelical church. Stackhouse attempts to affirm both sides with "a single, coherent paradigm that amounts finally to a Christian feminism" (10). The book grew out of a series of lectures given while the author was a visiting scholar at Taylor [...]

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