When it comes to describing gender, we might think that we face novel difficulty…until we note something about the apostle Paul’s addresses on gender.
The Apostle Paul says that the goal of every and any of the commands in the Bible is love. But how do we see the love in this one?
A New Testament mentioning of “apostle” in connection with a female name raises questions about womanly authority in the early church.
A father needs to break the cultural silence about manhood for a boy to hear his call and take the steps to becoming a man.
Here is a secret: Every boy begins with doubt that he is man. The Biblical story of the young Samuel “growing in stature” pictures maturing to manhood for us.
Jesus identifies in ways that surprise us, that we might get a glimpse of what is otherwise opaque to us—the glory of the Invisible Incomprehensible Divine.
David tells Solomon, “Be strong and be a man.” Is strength a particularly masculine quality? Does one need to be strong to be a man?
God chose to bring the Messiah smack dab into the middle of a marriage engagement story. What on earth was He thinking in this Christmas story?
This week, with great celebration, President Biden signed the “Respect for Marriage” Act, seeking to normalize monogendered unions. That is not the scary part.
Does God wink at the Old Testament guys He liked, like Abraham and David, when they took multiple wives? Is this Exhibit A of the Bible’s patriarchal misogyny?