Caleb peered down at his arms, his battle-scarred muscles remained strong although he had grown tired. He had remained faithful to God and to the cause and now it was time to enjoy his inheritance. To bask in the sunlight and enjoy the cool breeze that rustled the leaves of the Palm trees that lined the city of Hebron. And yet he felt as though he could still put an army to flight, he could still run with the young men and warriors he had trained. But the still small voice came to him again, “Caleb it is time to enter in to my rest and enjoy my finished work.” It was time to rest.
As I explained in my previous post, I think it’s important to ask if seemingly harmless Christian books, curricula and other educational tools actually promote our own values when relating to gender. Here’s a brief assessment of the online assessment quizzes available for Chapman’s popular Five Love Languages: The quizzes are based on participants choosing […]
I haven’t thought much about Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages in a long time, but recently my Family Life Education class did a presentation on this subject. I tend to see most evangelical book empires of that sort as an attempt by publishers to cash in on an author’s popularity, and I am not a big […]
Some Christians in westernised countries seem to long for an earlier time when most women stayed out of the workforce and stayed at home. Some of these Christians even believe that the Bible teaches that the woman’s primary domain is private, in the home, caring for her husband and children – the presumption being that […]
As I continue to listen, research, and learn more about human sexuality and the differences that characterize men and women, I have noticed, as many have, a particular theme that tends to marginalize many good men and women who fail to fit our “biblically” prescribed gender roles and characteristics. What I often hear descriptive of […]
I believe that (most) complementarians should be pacifists.* Consider the following passages: A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the […]
I recently had the privilege of spending several days in Rome. Among many important sites, the most interesting to me was the ruins of Rome’s ancient harbor city, Ostia (you can take a virtual visit here: http://www.ostia-antica.org/). One standard feature of Greco-Roman cities which is plainly visible at Ostia is the domus, the home of […]