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.
The heart of her husband trusts in her…Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders in the land…Her husband also [blesses her], and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:11, 23, & 28 I mentioned in an earlier post on marriage that I think the scripture that says the husband is the … More What it means to say the Husband is the head of his Wife
My college Philosophy prof had a sign on his door that read “EOO,” which stood for “Equal Opportunity Offender;” he was egalitarian in his offensiveness–much like Jesus. When it comes to men and women and marriage and church I think my views tend to offend the major warring “parties” in the gender debates equally. I think … More Equal Opportunity Offender and a Foundational Point about Marriage
Dear young Christian friend now celebrating the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, you are naive…and you are a fundamentalist. Please hear me out. I do not want to offend. I am trying to just be honest. If I am wrong, then prove it. Make your case. I’ll listen. But I mean this with all genuine concern. … More Gay marriage, the slippery slope and the naivete of the new fundamentalists.
(Another excerpt from my new blog.) “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered” (NASB). Feminists avoid the passage … More I Peter 3:7