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?
In the English Standard Version (ESV) of 1Corinthians 16, the apostle commands the church to be strong, to stand firm, to “act like a man!” Is that accurate?
“This is frustrating!” quipped a female relative as she surveyed the Biblical book, Proverbs. It seemed unbalanced to her.
In this Dating with Discernment excerpt, from my new book, I try to help men to appreciate women for their unique contributions to a relationship.
Does a passage in Ecclesiastes teach a negative view of women or the bitterness of a man who beds many of them?
A providential conversation with a Trinitarian theologian briefly explores who we are. I love hanging around these exotic beasts, as they have thought long and hard about the meaning of the great Three in One. As such, they stand as caretakers of one of the keys to the universe.
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.
I was feeling quite happy. This king was only eighteen years old, but the last ten years had shown the royal colors. Finally, I was thinking as we walked along, a king who actually trusts the priesthood.
It is fun to see the ways Jesus loved women, emphasizing their equality, all the while upholding the asymmetry between the genders. It makes me want to honor women likewise, as He did. Read Matthew12:46-50 closely: While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he …
A Lover or A Mother or What? Especially for a woman, what she does, and so who she is, can change radically from one phase of life to the next. A woman in different phases of life has different needs. Proverbs 31, the Old Testament chapter, describes the “virtuous wife” as a super-woman who seems to do so many different …