Introduction The exact question we will be taking under consideration is, “How are women equal to men (Gal. 3:28) while the man is the head of a woman (1 Cor. 11:3)?” Although there are opinions across the entire spectrum concerning this question, the bulk of opinions on this topic fall into either a Complementarian or … Continue reading A Consideration of Gender Roles and Equality in the Light of Galatians 3:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3.
Read Hebrews 5:11-14 … Oops! The universal code for “Well, I didn’t mean to do that!” How many of us haven’t had to say an “oops” every now and then, or maybe even something that might be described as more … colorful? We make mistakes. We drop the ball. We stand with a ripped grocery … Continue reading Understand What Thou Readest?
Read Psalm 80:8-19; John 15:1-6 … There are some figures of speech that most would be able to understand simply because of their long-term use in (at least) the English language. “I wouldn’t go out today, it’s raining cats and dogs.” “She will always be the apple of my eye.” “Have you seen what that … Continue reading Figures of Speech
Read Mark 12:18-27 … So … Little Johnny comes home from school one day and announces to his mother, “Today I learned what’s in every book in every library in the world!” To which his mother replied, “That’s amazing sweetie! Tell me, what’s in every book in every library in the world?” Little Johnny, beaming, … Continue reading Words Matter
Read Hebrews 10:1-10 … Different disciplines have different words for the same concept. In mathematics the thought might be expressed using the term trajectory. In the field of music, the idea is motif. In literature the term theme. In each case, and surely in other disciplines too, what is being described is an identifiable recurring … Continue reading Themes in the Scriptures
Read John 5:38-40 … As with real estate the important consideration is location, location, location; when reading the Scriptures, the important consideration is context, context, context. It has been a proverbial saying of many when thinking about what the Scriptures are trying to get across that a verse without context is a pretext to a … Continue reading Context, Context, Context
Written by Dr. John Mark Hicks, Searching for the Pattern is the self-proclaimed journey that Professor Hicks takes in interpreting the Bible. The work is an overview of the moves make by Prof. Hicks thru the years as his understanding and use of the Scriptures has developed. Throughout the work there is certainly a reminiscent … Continue reading Searching for the Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible