Because I have Daughters and Sons: the destructive lie behind “patriarchy” and “feminism”

We have six children: three girls and three boys. (Well the oldest is practically a woman now.) They all learn to cook and garden and change tires and change diapers and wash dishes and do whatever needs to be done, because life requires it. Our rule is that the older ones serve the younger and … More Because I have Daughters and Sons: the destructive lie behind “patriarchy” and “feminism”

Star Wars, Fathers, and the Beauty of Fairy Stories

[NOTE: There is a Force Awakens spoiler below.] In “The Ethics of Elfland,” G. K. Chesterton says: My first and last philosophy, that which I believe in with unbroken certainty, I learnt in the nursery. I generally learnt it from a nurse; that is, from the solemn and star-appointed priestess at once of democracy and … More Star Wars, Fathers, and the Beauty of Fairy Stories

Murder was less than 1% of all they did.

The National Socialist Party in Germany accomplished some pretty amazing things. They took a nation left destitute by war and economic depression and elevated it to the status of a major world power. Their leaders were quite progressive in matters of animal conservation and public health. They had an effective welfare system to help the … More Murder was less than 1% of all they did.

How Christ re-establishes the full personhood of women.

I love the story of Ruth. There is a certain fairy tale feel to it. And, in spite of everything my hermeneutics professors ever taught me, I think there is an allegorical foreshadowing of the redemption Christ brings. Still, if we are to read the story faithfully, we should recognize some disturbing aspects. See how … More How Christ re-establishes the full personhood of women.

Answering Fools: Exposing a Truly Asinine Exposition of the Patriarchy Movement

So I recently read a blog which claimed primarily on Old Testament scriptural grounds that a man basically owns his wife’s body. Well, it was actually a piece of a passage from Paul backed up by a handful of passages from the Old Testament. The author in question wrote the post to assure Christian men … More Answering Fools: Exposing a Truly Asinine Exposition of the Patriarchy Movement