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The Eden Podcast is where we think again about the Bible on women and men. We start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden back in the beginning. Bruce C. E. Fleming is founder of the Tru316 Project (Tru316.com) and a former Academic Dean and Professor of Practical Theology. He presents the research of his wife, Dr. Joy Fleming, on Genesis 3:16 and how her insights help us understand the 7 Key Passages in the Bible on women and men.

The Eden Podcast is where we think again about the Bible on women and men. We start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden back in the beginning. Bruce C. E. Fleming is founder of the Tru316 Project (Tru316.com) and a former Academic Dean and Professor of Practical Theology. He presents the research of his wife, Dr. Joy Fleming, on Genesis 3:16 and how her insights help us understand the 7 Key Passages in the Bible on women and men.

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The Eden Podcast is where we think again about the Bible on women and men. We start with a correct understanding of what happened in the Garden of Eden back in the beginning. Bruce C. E. Fleming is founder of the Tru316 Project (Tru316.com) and a former Academic Dean and Professor of Practical Theology. He presents the research of his wife, Dr. Joy Fleming, on Genesis 3:16 and how her insights help us understand the 7 Key Passages in the Bible on women and men.

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English

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612-229-0007


Episodes

1 Timothy 2:13-15 Eve and Paul

4/19/2021
1 Timothy 2:13-15 How Eve and Paul were alike, by Bruce C. E. Fleming The focus of this episode is: 1 Timothy 2:13-15 How Eve and Paul were alike “What’s this Dad?” I asked picking up the flat and pointed piece of chipped stone. “That’s an arrowhead son,” he replied. “What’s it doing here, Dad?” “Ahh. That’s a great question!” “What’s this doing here?” is what many ask when they come across the verses that are numbered as 1 Timothy 2:13-15. They ask, “Why do we find these words in this...

Duration:00:21:36

1 Timothy 2:11-12 Correcting Wayward Women Overseers

4/11/2021
Here's my paraphrase of 1 Timothy 2:8-12 from the Greek: (8) Timothy, I wish for the men to pray and prophesy correctly while leading worship, lifting up holy hands without causing anger and disputing! (9) Likewise, I wish the women who pray and prophesy leading worship to adorn themselves with modest apparel that promotes self-control - not with improper hair plaiting, along with its gold and pearls, and costly clothing - (10) Women preaching godliness are adorned by their good...

Duration:00:18:36

1 Timothy 2:8-10 Disruptors in Ephesus!

4/6/2021
1 Timothy 2:8 is not a verse about people in general praying around the world. What should tip us off are the comments at the end of the verse about “anger” and “disputing.” Disruptive Preachers. How often are people angry and how often do disputes break out after prayer meetings where you are? Not often? Never? Is this verse not applicable in your situation? No. It likely is not. It applied to the situation in Ephesus. And would apply in similar situations down through time. In his next...

Duration:00:18:21

1 Timothy 2:1-7 Praying for Persecutors

3/30/2021
The first seven verses in 1 Timothy 2 are Paul's discussion of his second sin, that of being an official who persecuted the church. But many commentators and theologians haven't understood how the first seven verses of 1 Timothy 2 fit into the structure of Paul's letter. Some have suggested like this person, that Paul "strung his ideas together in 1 Timothy in a rather haphazard manner." That doesn't sound like Paul to me! Why this trouble? These people have missed the literary context of...

Duration:00:17:11

1 Timothy 1:1-17 Paul's Three Sins

3/23/2021
Paul listed MY THREE SINS in 1 Timothy 1:13. First, Paul was a blasphemer. He had spoken evil of Jesus. Second, he was a persecutor. He had persecuted believers in Christ. Third, he was injurious. He had disrupted the church. Three groups in Ephesus (1 Timothy 1:18-3:16). Paul often gave a list near the start of his letters. The list pointed to what was coming next in his letter. When I learned of this I began looking for a list in 1 Timothy. I read various commentaries to see what list...

Duration:00:18:03

Guest Podcast Genesis 2-3

3/15/2021
A quick survey of the key points in Genesis 2-3 that are affected positively by a correct understanding of Genesis 3:16. Christy and Kaylin interviewed Bruce C. E. Fleming on their podcast about what Genesis 3:16 really says in the Hebrew text and how this helps our understanding of the other verses that tell us what happened back in the Beginning. Lots covered and lots of fun in this interview! Order a 3-Pak of the paperback, The Book of Eden, Genesis 2-3 HERE For the Kindle version order...

Duration:00:28:38

Bonus - Celebrating 3/16 Day 2021

3/11/2021
Celebrate with the Tru316 Project as we approach "3/16 Day" 2021!

Duration:00:02:33

Season 3 Episode 1 Why 1st Timothy Matters

3/8/2021
The hot topic, the hot verse in all of 1 Timothy is 1st Timothy 2:12. People want to go right there and from that verse only they want to know all about “women in church.” But if they look only to verse 12 they are taking a scriptural teaching out of context! Context and content. What is the context of 1 Timothy 2:12? It is found in a series of ideas that actually begin back in 1:18 and continue down to 3:16. What is the content of verse 12? 1 Timothy 2:12 turns out to be only the second...

Duration:00:18:31

The Book of Eden - BONUS Episode

3/4/2021
Translators’ errors are hurting so many lives. Perhaps the biggest error of all is occurring in Genesis 3:16. People get a sour taste when they read modern translations of Genesis 2-3 that make God appear unfair and even vindictive. What they read leads them to think God cursed the woman in some way even though she had been deceived. They think she had been the Temptress and deserved a curse unlike the rebellious man whose body was not cursed. Would you like a book you can read and study...

Duration:00:02:24

Ephesians 5:32-6:9 Family Circus

3/1/2021
The focus of this episode is: Ephesians 5:32-6:9. Family members submitting one to another Have you ever been in a conversation like this? Maybe you’re talking with a lovable old uncle, or you’re in conversation with a friendly neighbor. You’ve been talking about one thing and then you get off the track and start talking about something else. Finally, comes a moment when one of you says, “Let’s get back to what we were talking about.” And you pick up with that earlier train of thought...

Duration:00:21:01

Ephesians 5:25-32 Loving and Giving “as Christ!”

2/15/2021
In Ephesians 5:22-32 the unity of believers in one body with Christ is illustrated in the three sections: (1) verses 22-24, (2) verses 25-27 and (3) 28-32. The introductory verses are 19a and 21. The summary verse is 32. in verse 25b, two main ideas are grouped together in the center of the linchpin. They are: “As Christ loved” and “as Christ gave of himself.” Believers in Christ are to love and give of ourselves one to another. This is how we walk in the Spirit, submitting reciprocally...

Duration:00:20:24

Ephesians 5:21-24 Christians Submitting “as Christ!”

2/9/2021
The New Verb in verse 22. The action and the people involved in the incomplete sentence of verse 22 – “wives … to your husbands” must be filled in with the paired actions of the Spirit-filled believers in Ephesians 5:19a and 21. Thus Paul’s meaning in verse 22 is Wives and husbands be submitting to the teaching and correction you are receiving from one another in Christ -ing verbs can be read as having an exclamation point after each of them so I can read verse 22 this way too: “Wives and...

Duration:00:20:13

Ephesians 5:19-21 Teaching & Submitting to One Another

2/1/2021
Here are the four points for Spirit-filled walking in Ephesians 5:19-21. Each point in Greek starts with an -ing verb. The first and last of these four points, A and A prime, go together. These are “one another” activities. And the middle two, B and B prime go together. These two are directed “toward God.” Notice that two of these activities must be done in the Body of Christ? A person can’t do the A and A prime “one-another” activities all alone! This is one reason to make sure you’re...

Duration:00:21:13

Ephesians 5:15-21 Spirit-Filled Walking

12/22/2020
The “speaking” simply stated as such in Ephesians 5:19a involves two practical actions, “teaching and admonishing.” All believers filled with the Spirit are to teach one another the truths found in the psalms, in hymns and spiritual songs. Every believer is to inform or remind every other believer in the Body of Christ. On the other hand, and where necessary, believers are to admonish, or correct, one another. This is the first way believers are to experience the Spirit-filled life....

Duration:00:18:41

Season 2. Eph 5:15-6:9 Beyond Eden!

12/14/2020
This Episode is the first in our Beyond Eden series on Ephesians 5:15-6:9. We begin with this overview and we look at common traps that lead to misinterpretation of important passages in Ephesians. Then, in the coming Episodes we’ll go more in depth. GO DEEPER

Duration:00:13:05

Gen 3:17-20 Adam's Curse

12/7/2020
In the Garden the man listens to the words of the serpent tempter. And the man makes the intent and actions of Satan his own. He too rebels against God. Step by step he moves away from God and toward Satan! notAnd so, he eats the forbidden fruit. When God judges the three at the Tree, God groups the man together with Satan in his words of judgment. God treats the woman apart from these two rebels because she doesn’t rebel on purpose. She disobeys only after being deceived. God makes six...

Duration:00:20:17

Genesis 3:16 - The 11 TRUE Words

12/1/2020
To understand Genesis 3:16 we must recognize that in God’s first words to the woman in Line 1 God didn’t even touch on the subject of childbirth. (1) God spoke to her about shared sorrowful-toil (the Hebrew word is ‘itsebon) in field work and (2) God spoke to her about conception or pregnancy (the Hebrew word is heron) and especially of the offspring who would bruise Satan’s head. The way the words are put together in a chiasm in Genesis chapters 2 and 3 carries meaning. And the way verses...

Duration:00:24:39

Genesis 3:15-17 The HIDDEN Patterns

11/24/2020
God did NOT curse the woman in Genesis 3:16 IN ANY WAY! But modern translations make it look like God did. So it is necessary to think again about the word patterns in 3:15-17, and the larger context of Genesis 2-3, to see what God really said. Genesis 2-3, in Hebrew, is a meaningful seven-part pattern that is a chiasm. A chiasm can be pictured as a rainbow or as a bell curve. Line 1 of 3:16 is the center of a linchpin pattern that links verse 15-17. The first linking Hebrew word is...

Duration:00:19:29

Genesis 3:14-15 Woman’s Enemy

11/17/2020
God spells out the ultimate doom of the woman's enemy which will come through her. Even though he will persist in his attacks and even though figuratively he will bruise the heel of her offspring, who we know ultimately to be Jesus, her offspring will bruise Satan on the head. In Genesis 3:15, in God’s last words to the serpent, God prophesies that the woman’s “seed” or “offspring” (the Hebrew word is zera‘) will defeat the Tempter. Bad news for the Tempter, but good news for the woman and...

Duration:00:14:06

Genesis 3:1-13 One Attack but TWO Responses

11/10/2020
Many blame Eve as the Temptress. This medieval idea is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible says the Tempter in the Garden was the serpent. That is why God cursed the serpent Tempter. And that is one of the reasons why, when we look for a curse on the woman in the Hebrew text, we find none. Satan tempted both the woman and the man. The Hebrew text in Genesis 3:1-5 shows him using plural pronouns each time he says “you.” In other words, he wasn’t aiming his words at just the woman. He was...

Duration:00:13:54