I knew that something had gone down. He came back with that look, that faraway look, like he belonged to another country. I had seen that look before, and those times it meant something crazy was coming.
Of the seventeen new fantastic role model Barbies, including Conservationist Barbie, Boxing Champion Barbie, and Mathematician Barbie, most are not available for sale. Instead Mattel will focus sales on a Barbie line that highlights baking and cooking based on “proven play patterns.”
People have a hard time suppressing all of God’s truth. There is usually some of His common grace operating wherever you see relationships. When you come to recognize the Biblical principles of gender, you can see the good happening even when dressed in some gaudily bad outfits.
I am a woman who has struggled intensely with lust and sexual sin for most of my life, while also battling deep shame in the context of a church that always speaks about sexuality as a man’s struggle. The painful lie is that something is disgustingly wrong with me, that especially in church, I can’t talk about it.
A minister friend of mine told me about his recent job interview. The discussion brought out an interesting combination of views: they believed in no difference at all between women and men in taking responsibilities in a church. At the same time, they understood gayness as wrong. My friend was rightly puzzled.
This Christmas, ask yourself this: Why a woman and not a man? Why not have Christ come through a man with the wonder of it being that it was done without a woman? I mean, so long as God is doing a miracle, he could certainly have done it the other way.
There are 3,237 characters named in the Bible, a lot of people! Only 188 are women. Why this mathematical difference? The answer isn’t what you think.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s aim was to elevate the status of women and, strangely, she saw the Bible as a prime enemy of that goal.
It is great when my wife can join me for pastoral marriage counseling a couple. It is a journey for us as well, an exploration into unknown territory. It is hard to describe what happens, but I find that we take their problem into ourselves and contend about it. We sometimes get mad at each other. And we end up having the argument they need to have.
A Time of Confusion about the Basics What is a Christian response to people who no longer know their left hand from their right (Jonah 4:11)? Or, in our case, their men from their women? The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling recently that redefines the term “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include …