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 […]
God and the fullness of gender
This is something that complementarianism can miss about God, how their ideas about gender tend to create a separation. What if God is more like chocolate milk – such a completely thorough mix of male and female that there’s no point in parting one from the other?
Purity: Teaching six to nine year-olds about sex
Purity. When I think of this word – I conjure up an image of someone who is morally excellent in every way. A pure person is set apart from the dirtier facets of everyday human life. He or she will be well practiced in avoiding anything that could damage their purity and lower them to […]
Jerusalem’s Council and Nashville’s Statement
I can’t help but think that this has all happened before. It was thousands of years ago in one of the more contentious capitals of Rome’s far-flung empire. A fledgling Christianity was in turmoil. Gentiles, of all people, appeared to be flocking to the faith. Some believed that they ought to be circumcised in order […]
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 […]
There are few things that I look forward more to than a post on 1 Corinthians 11’s first half of verses; I even do my best to stay informed about the writings coming from The Head Covering Movement even though I’m no longer able to comment on that site. Let’s start with a little backstory […]
What is it to be a Girl?
I was watching a movie the other night where a character remarked: “I enjoy being a girl.” Not long ago, I wouldn’t have given that line a second thought. But then I realized that there was something that was different about her experiences as a girl: she had autonomy to decide what that meant to […]
Your Biblical Belief is 42 years old …
In “What is the Woman’s Desire?” By Susan Foh, the question about the meaning of the word “desire” is answered: “What Young considers an obviously impossible meaning for “desire,” the meaning which “desire” has in the same syntactical setting only 15 verses away, is not impossible. The woman has the same sort of desire for […]
The Role of Humility
What Jesus wants of each and every one of us is the very same thing; he’s not all that concerned with husbands being better spiritual leaders as they exercise their authoritative headship over their God-ordained subordinates or with wives being better helpers as they joyfully and intelligently submit to their God-ordained superiors. He didn’t want […]
Disrespecting the Help
I have a service-oriented job. I exist to help you, to make your life easier, and to make sure you’re happy. I’ve come to learn that it’s easy for some people to look down on “the help”. After all, if you’re a fairly successful individual, you will probably find yourself “higher up” on the hierarchy […]