What if Paul was quoting a slogan when he said women should be silent? Not declaring a command for women, but refuting one?… Read More And I quote… “Women should be silent.”
Question When my friends tell me the Bible is misogynistic, they’re not talking about Genesis or New Testament stuff, but stuff in the Old Testament where God wanted women stoned if they were raped, or have them married to their rapist. Women are unclean and segregated because they’re on their period? This is the sort… Read More Moses’ Misogynic Law?
“Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.” We have never yet found the man who longed to be ruled by the will of his wife. (Katharine Bushnell, God’s Word to Women, p. 51) The slave owners of the antebellum South got around this verse, and I guess… Read More Women in the Text: The Golden Rule
As I have been slowly digesting and contemplating God’s Word to Women, I’ve had many “aha!” moments. I am struck that God’s Plan included women. Not just as wives, mothers or incidental extras, but as lead roles. I mourn the dearth of sermons expounding His plan for using women in ages past and present. (Is… Read More Women in the Text: Female Lineage
By questioning the history of traditional Bible interpretations favoring men does not mean women would have done a better job than men. But, women would have brought different arguments to the gender discourse because they would also have been vested in the outcome.… Read More Has the “biblical” deck been stacked against women?
In previous posts, I ask if Eve is culpable for her sin. Was she formed second to provide a way for Jesus to be born of Adam, yet without Adam’s sin? The first reason why I question her culpability is that the nature of her sin is different than Adam’s. The second is that the… Read More Eve believes.
Eve, deceived into eating the fruit, is shown mercy. She is not sentenced to death. Instead, she is called the source of those who will live.… Read More Eve is named Living.