The Scroll Links Up 8/8/14

by Naomi Krueger | August 08, 2014

Time for another Link Up! Read on for great posts around the web promoting mutuality in marriage and ministry. What a wonderful movement to belong to!

Beliefs Known by Praxis, by Scot McKnight (Jesus Creed)

We have a few statements in the Bible that we might call the beliefs, and then there are the practices of women. I contend the practices reveal that what some think the Bible “believes” is not in fact what the Bible actually believes.

The Serpent Sheds its Skin: Porn, Homo Economicus and Human Flourishing, by Mick Pope (Red Letter Christians)

Pornography is a form of prostitution, where there is financial exchange for sexual pleasure. Actors, mostly women, are turned into objects of lust rather than subjects of love and affection.  Pornography also suffer from another aspect of consumer culture; expectation creep and the need for ever increasing variety.

Advocacy Through Excellence, by Jean Cheng Gorman (Commission on Gender Equality, Covenant Church.)

Sisters, be the best pastors you can be. Preach the word with boldness and faithfulness. Lead and serve the church with humility and fearlessness. Equip and empower the Body of Christ to spread the Kingdom of God. As you strive for excellence and passionately serve the Lord with all gifts He has given you, know that the Lord Himself will advocate for you.

 

This Week on The Scroll

Can the Mosaic Law by Reconciled with Gender Equality? by Cheri Williams

The moral laws are continuous for Christians today because they represent the timeless will of God and are repeated in the New Covenant. Mosaic laws that were applied to humans’ own moral standards, such as polygamy, divorce for any reason, slavery, patriarchy, etc., had the purpose of curbing abuse while humans engrossed themselves in the enterprise of establishing a viable self-government; therefore, they are discontinuous for Christians today, because these laws were not reflective of God’s morality.

Poem: A Brew Comes Forth, by Elizabeth Ferreira

My Lord who to this day, is your Master and mine.
And in this way, remarkably defines both male and female
As Divine in His own image.
 
Any other posts we should know about? Feel free to recommend blog posts that affirm mutuality in ministry and marriage by sharing the title, author name, and URL in the comments.*Note: Linking to these posts is not a CBE endorsement of previous or future written work or statements made by the authors.