Did the Old Testament Law Force a Girl to Marry Her Rapist?

Sally, a young woman, shifted nervously as she confessed to my wife, Mary K., who was discipling her, her scary question about the Bible. It was about Deuteronomy, chapter 22. Vv28-29 seem to describe a shotgun wedding: 28 “If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 …

In the Old Testament, are women inferior to men?

So my wife teaches online high school and her curriculum includes going over the books of Leviticus and Numbers. Each year she tries to make the point that the Old Testament (OT) understands women as equally made in God’s image. And each year she gets some essays back saying that in the Old Testament women are inferior to men. “What?” she …

Are Single Persons Second-Class?

One of reasons some scholars argue that the Apostle Paul did not write Ephesians is that the New Testament letter puts forth a vastly different view of marriage than 1Corinthians. I think that this basis for questioning the letter’s stated authorship is a big bowl of baloney with whipped cream on top. The Paul-didn’t-write-Ephesians theory creates far more problems than …