John DelHousaye | Associate Professor of New Testament Phoenix Seminary Phoenix, Arizona Writing for the majority in the recent historic Supreme Court decision that granted the right for same-sex couples to marry, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ventured the following description of marriage: “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love,...Read
Matthew C. Millsap | Assistant Professor of Christian Studies and Assistant Director of Library Services Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Kansas City, Missouri Meet Michael. Michael is a 35 year-old, middle class, American male with a wife, Kate, and two small children. Michael has a good job, lives a relatively comfortable life, and is loved by his friends...Read
Jason S. DeRouchie | Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology Bethlehem College and Seminary Minneapolis, Minnesota 1. The Rising Storm A gender identity crisis is sweeping across our land. This study seeks to help the church assess biblically and confront lovingly yet truthfully the rising storm of transgender issues confronting our culture. The American...Read
JBMW 21.1 | The New Household in Christ: How Wives and Husbands are to “Put on the New Self” in Colossians 3:18-19
William M. Marsh | Assistant Professor of Theological Studies Cedarville University Cedarville, Ohio Introduction The aim of this study is to argue that Colossians 3:18-19 represents Paul’s vision for the “new household in Christ” that is clothed with “(re)newed garments” and enjoys the power of the gospel in an estate that has existed under the curse of...Read
JBMW 21.1 | “To Make Her Holy” (Ephesians 5:26): Are Husbands Responsible for the Spiritual Maturation of Their Wives?
David Croteau | Professor of New Testament and Greek Columbia International University Columbia, South Carolina I. INTRODUCTION Many pulpits have proclaimed that husbands are responsible for overseeing the spiritual maturity of their wives based upon Eph 5:26. However, reading this passage in context, examining the Greek words used, understanding the Old Testament background to the passage, and...Read
David Schrock | Pastor of Preaching and Theology Occoquan Bible Church Woodbridge, Virginia Throughout the Bible there is great discussion about “blessing.” In Genesis 1 God made man and woman in his image. He called them to have dominion over creation and he “blessed them” (Gen 1:26–28). After death reigned on the earth (Gen 5)...Read