Luke 18:29 – Is TNIV gender-accurate?

Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother (NRSV) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother (TNIV) Mark 10:29 there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father (NRSV) no one who has …

NRSV and NLT are now my two gender-inclusive translations of choice

Hopefully, this will be my last post on the TNIV for a little while. There are better things to blog about. As for a gender-accurate (gender-inclusive) translation, I will be going with the NRSV as my main translation of choice; second will be the NLT.  I may be in the minority camp here but I …

New posts on gender-inclusiveness on the blogosphere

Am I a fence-sitter? a dualist? or a hypocrite? In a few recent posts on the blogosphere, Suzanne McCarthy blogged about the the masculine pronoun in 1 Timothy 3:4 (the word "his" . . . a man) as a heresy, saying: There is no "his" in the Greek. There is no word at all that …

John 4:13-16 Did Jesus tell the woman at the well that living water is mainly for men?

In John 4:13-16, the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus tells her that whoever drinks the water he gives will never thirst, and that a spring of water will well up or spring up into eternal life. In this passage, Jesus is clearly including the woman too. However, if the reader took …

The egalitarian versus complementarian debate

I am new to this egalitarian versus complementarian debate so I admit that I am ignorant of this terminology. I know but yet don’t technically know where I stand on this issue yet because I am not familiar with the terminology. In my effort to educate myself in this area I did some research to …

Reconstruction and feminization of God

To use gender-neutral language in the bible is one thing, but to completely feminize God is another thing. A sector of feminism has tried to neuter and feminize God's male gender in Father God, not just from the bible, but also from our everyday speech. If there are any feminists out, please don't take this …

Bible is neutral in gender, but God is not neutered of gender

We know what a gender-neutral bible is like (TNIV, NLT, NRSV), but what would a gender-neutral God look like? Such a God would be neutered. In other words, we would have an emasculated God. But the God I worship is one I know as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. …