Of Course the Bible Would Say That

“Why are you wearing red shoes?” “Madame Wu told me that on the day I will meet my future wife, I’ll be wearing shoes.” “And have you been wearing red shoes ever since?” Why yes, certainly.” “Then of course it’s going to come true!” “You really think so? I can’t wait to meet her!”   […]

Signs of an Abusive Partner

You would think that any organization bent on match-making would thoroughly educate it’s members in what to look for as a warning side of potential trouble. I find that with Christianity, people are pretty much left to their own devices – which might explain some of the difficulties they face. For one, I don’t remember […]


Complementarians tell me that the pre-fall gender roles was glorious perfect headship and flawless submission. They tell me that sin distorted them. Men still had headship, but they were harsh or passive. Women still had to submit but they were usurpers or doormats. Then Jesus turned back the curses and restored the roles. Men had […]


Coming from a Protestant background – I’ve been predisposed to view tradition as something inherently suspicious. History had shown us how things like tradition could easily steer people away from the reality of the faith. We had heard about indulgences and purgatory and saw that our Bibles didn’t support the idea, so we were duly […]

Because of the Angels

If one were to write a list of all the most baffling passages or phrases in Scripture, ‘because of the angels’ would probably be on it somewhere towards the top. It could mean anything. I mean it – I’ve spent the better part of the day looking for possible interpretations. Some are contradictory, some are […]

Keeping Order in Order

Yesterday I borrowed a scene from Star Trek Deep Space Nine, an episode called Accession to point out that if we truly believed that hierarchies were the foundation of every human relationship, we’d create a system and vocabulary to articulate it and expectations to live it out. It involves viewing everyone as either your servant […]

Everything’s Order

While studying creation order, I learned that authority and submission is part of the very nature of God; one that he imprinted upon humanity in the form of our relationships. Just as the Father has authority over the Son and the Holy Spirit and the Son submits to the Father and has authority over the […]