Is “Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 Gender-Specific?
The question posed by the title of this study may seem so straightforward as to be answered quite easily, without the need of a detailed examination. Unless we would redefine these commonly accepted terms so that a “husband” may be female and a wife may be male, most readers of the Bible would naturally answer…Read More
Lessons from Matthew 11
Matthew 11 opens with one of the set phrases used to conclude each of the five major blocks of teaching (cf. Matt 7:28; 13:53; 19:1; 26:1). Jesus has just finished instructing the twelve disciples and sending them out to preach.Read More
Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament
Sigve K. Tonstad, a prolific Adventist scholar of Norwegian origin, has published a number of books and scholarly articles in different areas. His published dissertation has positioned him well to write a commentary on the book of Revelation. Tonstad’s major interest lies in theological interpretation of biblical texts, which features prominently in all of his…Read More
Lessons from Matthew 12
Matthew 12, through miraculous healings and several scenes of conflict, brings to the forefront the issue of Jesus’ identity as the messianic “son of David.”Read More
Lessons from Matthew 13
Matthew 13 constitutes Jesus’ third major teaching block in this Gospel and lies at the center of the Gospel’s five discourses (the others are Matthew 5–7, 10, 18, and 24–25).Read More
“He is Not God of the Dead, but of the Living.” How Should we Understand Jesus’ Saying?
Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead. For our study, only verses 26–27 are relevant: Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead.Read More
The Power of Law, the Power of Grace
What is the meaning of the phrase "under the law" in Romans 6:14, 15?*Read More
A Seat at the Lord’s Table
I notice that some church members do not participate in the ordinances of foot washing and the Lord’s Supper. What can we do to change this practice?Read More