Weighted Glory

Who is Junia? An Overview

(Jump to Series Index) Junia is a first-century woman mentioned in the New Testament, in Romans 16:7. Paul includes her on a long list of greetings to local Christians in Rome: Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in […] Read more…

Introducing the Junia Series

(Jump to Series Index) One would not expect a conflagration of controversy from the ending of Paul’s epistle to the Romans. The sixteenth chapter lacks the robust theology expounded on in earlier chapters, instead containing a seemingly innocuous list of salutations to local Christians at the church in Rome. Yet controversy is exactly what the […] Read more…

Pardon the mess — site under construction

The free Adelle WordPress theme by Bluchic has served me well for about 4 years now, but I’ve noticed for a while that my menu bar does not display in mobile. I always have to tilt my phone horizontally to make most of it show up. I finally spent actual money on a WordPress theme […] Read more…

Is Complementarianism “Hate Speech”?

PJ Media, a right-wing news site, recently reported on an evangelical group that had its article link deleted from Facebook’s Instagram platform because the article was “hate speech.” The article, “Only Men Can Be Pastors” by Tom Hicks, is standard hierarchist pablum, centered around 1 Tim 2:12-14 and regurgitating arguments from the Council on Unbiblical Manhood […] Read more…

The Elephant’s Defamation? Thoughts on the Harvest Bible Chapel Lawsuit

Christianity Today recently reported that Harvest Bible Chapel—a 13,000-member megachurch based in Rolling Meadows—is suing a pair of bloggers (and their non-blogging wives) for defamation, along with a reporter who was working on a story about HBC. The bloggers used to run The Elephant’s Debt, a watchdog site dedicated to exposing alleged financial mismanagement and […] Read more…