Happy Friday! Here's a round-up of blog posts pointing to biblical gender equality. Be sure to share your own recommendations in the comments!
I think we’ve forgotten that the curse was enmity between the woman and the snake…not between men and women.
Aside from learning hermeneutics in Abigail's story, we can also learn from Abigail's life. Although suffering in an abusive marriage, Abigail protected others from harm rather than thinking only of herself. She refused to cover for Nabal's sin, and she retained her voice in the situation. Sounds like a timely message, huh?
The figure of William Wallace, as I will argue, is central to Eldredge’s program in Wild at Heart, and his use of Wallace is emblematic of nearly all of Eldredge’s many references to films and popular culture throughout the book. For Eldredge, Wallace is more than just a comic-book ideal, and more than just an example of the kind of figure to which men respond (and as such an indicator of “real” masculine desires). Wallace in Wild at Heart is a central figure of authentic masculinity itself, the embodiment of what, for Eldredge, modern Christian masculinity has lost and what it must recover. But what, exactly, is being recovered in the figure of Wallace, and what are the consequences of that recovery?
What struck me in reading about these women is that there was a place for them in Israeli society – a prominent place. It seems that their community recognised their God-given authority and that women with prophetic abilities were respected, even esteemed. The Bible shows us that the ministry of these women was well received by men.
This Week on the Scroll
Our worldviews filter how we perceive the world, causing us to absorb and process information in ways that reinforce what we already believe. Thus, we’re unlikely to recognize or question our own worldviews unless someone else exposes them.
Couldn’t an unemployed mother be a workaholic too if she focused on child- and house-care to the exclusion of other interests? Maybe we just don’t call these women workaholics. Maybe we call them “supermoms” and applaud their self-sacrifice.
Any other posts we should know about? Feel free to recommend blog posts that affirm biblical gender equality by sharing the title, author name, and URL in the comments.
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