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Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski 

Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski 
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Elyssa Salinas-Lazarski is a doctoral student studying theology and ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago. She has her B.A. in Theatre from Valparaiso University and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She formerly worked in Hunger Education at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Her academic focus is on sex and body positive theology utilizing her Latina and Lutheran identities. Alongside her studies, she works as a teaching assistant in the Theology Department.

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1 Timothy 5:17-25 — Instructions for Male Elders

Lesson 14: "Verse 5:23 has stumped many readers. especially teetotalers. Why should Timothy take wine instead of only water? There are both health and religious reasons for this. City water usually flowed through lead pipes or was otherwise contaminated, so stomach problems in the ancient world were common."