You are about to attend a school unlike any other; it’s an education unlike any public or private school and it really deserves another word to describe it. It is Accelerated Christian Education. You walk into a room to find a series of carrels (I’m used to the word cubicle) that are designed so that […]
Ferdinand’s Message: Other people try to tell you who they think you are, but living up to other’s people’s expectations has never historically been a recipe for happiness. You should be true to yourself and the rest will work itself out. There’s a good reason why the story of Ferdinand is a beloved classic – […]
Aging and Complementarianism
Self-reliance. Power over women. Playboy. Emotional Control. Winning. Risk-taking. Violence. Dominance. Pursuit of status. Primacy of work. Disdain for homosexuals. These eleven masculine norms thrive in youth and health, but as men age, many of them begin to show signs of negative mental health outcomes and lower positive mental health outcomes, in addition, men are […]
The Nashville Statement and ‘noble heresies’
“Perhaps on the rare occasion pursuing the right course demands an act of noble heresy …” That’s Governor Swann’s comment about piracy, but I think it applies here. For too long people have been erring by obeying the letter of the law for fear of the uncontrollable freedom the spirit of the text allows. Churches […]
Concerning Virginity by Ambrose (21,477 words) Of Holy Virginity (18,933 words), Of The Good of Marriage (13,792 words), Of the Good of Widowhood (11,942 words) and On Marriage and Concupiscence (40,252 words) by Augustine On Virginity (24,741 words) by Gregory of Nyssa Letter to a Young Widow (6,741 words) By John Chrysostom To His Wife […]
In or Out?
I had been so busy with work, that I never bothered to check the news. I didn’t know it had happened until a day or so later and even then, I had so much work on my plate I couldn’t take the time to sit down and read about it all. It’s only today that […]
Cultural Gender Gaps
So apparently this tech guy at Google wrote a ten page memo explaining that the gender gaps between men and women are responsible for the lack of women in STEM. Clearly, he’s done his homework on his own time and is passionate about the subject. Now the church has two options here: 1.) Decide that […]
Of True and False Preachers and Teachers
Few things strike a bigger blow to the idea that women should be preachers than a woman who has been exposed as a false preacher. When a man is exposed as a false preacher, he’s just a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Jesus and Paul both told us that they would arise from among us and […]
Long story short, I did a good deed and was punished by being given a Chick Tract. “Hey thanks! I’ll look into it.” I said as I gave the guy a friendly wave. It was called ‘Somebody Goofed’ and I flipped it over to see what the back cover had written on it. BBBC I […]
Did the Word originate with you? Are you the only ones it has reached?
“Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. Or did the word of God […]