Andy passes along this blog reference for our attention — http://www.emergentvillage.us/weblog/being-emergent-woman — as an example of what younger church leaders are thinking, in this case within the emergent movement. He also suggests that this blog post that he’s recommending could use our support. I think it’s a great idea.
Salon has an article on Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church. I was so sad after reading this article. In short they’ve taken the post-WW2 culture, and they are trying to make it biblical. Following Driscoll’s biblical reading of prescribed gender roles, women quit their jobs and try to have as many babies as possible. And [...]
Two weeks ago, the story of Mary Lambert became major national news. The audacity of firing an older woman from her long held position as Sunday school teacher based on her gender angered many. Since the initial report, the church and the pastor have tried to give a fuller picture of the situation. Conflict between [...]
I’ve been reading the recent issue of Priscilla Papers (Summer 2006). I have been struck by both Catherine Clark Kroeger and Philip B. Bayne’s use of history in their respective articles on 1 Corinthians 11. In Kroeger’s article she is looking at what kephalē, “head,” means in 1 Corinthians 11:3: “But I want you to [...]
You would think that those liberal folks who send their daughters to their liberal mainline denominational seminaries where females fill over 50 percent of the seats would have been long successful in getting them pastorates in local churches. In a front page article in the New York Times on August 26, Neela Banerjee writes in [...]
Sometimes the simplest conversations can turn out to be the most complicated. Take for example, the insistence of a relative of mine that a woman should accept her husband’s last name in deference to his headship. Even though I pointed out that the idea of a surname is a relatively recent invention in human history—not [...]
It’s wonderful, and perhaps all too rare, when countries realize their mistakes and take steps to correct them. China Daily reports that the imbalance between the numbers of boys and girls in China is growing so severe that if left unchecked there will be 25 million men in China between 2015 and 2030 with no [...]