Chains and Slavery

In an article on “Marital Authority” in Le Correspondant, Mme. COLETTE YVER tells us that — Feminine obedience and masculine authority, belonging to the very nature of men and women, imposed themselves, despite of everything, on the human pair. Civilization and politeness have weakened them in practice, without altering their mutual reactions. In vain will […]

That Poor Dog

There’s nothing like a heartfelt, charming sermon illustration to drive home a Christian point. Jesus knew this when he spoke in parables, talking about farming to farmers and fishing to fishermen; so many pastors have followed his example by talking about things we can all relate to: A pastor once told his congregation, “I learned […]

Of machismo, marianismo, and complementarianism

I happened across The Gospel Coalition’s Spanish-language version of their ministry and was suddenly struck by a note of worry. You see, America’s egalitarian values limit the church’s impact. But not all countries have the benefit of our particular point of view. Other cultures have other beliefs by other sources. In Spanish-speaking countries, there’s already […]

We Remember: A Ceremony to Lament and Honor Women

Originally posted on It Is Trish:
One of my least favorite things about the Bible are stories where women are neglected, abused, raped, and chopped into twelve pieces. ¬†Worse than the stories themselves is the way in which God is silent about these stories. ¬†When Abraham sacrificed his son, God saved the day by providing…

Neglecting Widows

“How have you been, Mary?” Sarah asked, catching up with an old friend that she hadn’t seen in quite awhile. “Oh, I’m alright. Just doing some shopping. It seems that’s all I ever do, go shopping and stay home these days – since Jack died, nothing’s been the same.” Mary answered. “I lost my Edward […]