This is a meme on the “creation order” argument. You are welcome to share this on social media if you want. (more…)
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Many parents are very worried that our sons are not masculine enough nowadays. Take for example Pastor Pete N. Jones, apparently a fan of Doug Wilson. He made a list of questions for conservative mothers, asking them to ponder how they may cause their sons to not be masculine enough. For the sake of his readers, I summed up his points in a handy flow chart:
Just kidding, of course. Masculinity is not some special thing boys have to learn to follow God. Males and females simply have to get the fruit of the Spirit. And male Christianity is not so different from female Christianity that Jesus could not be a model for women, nor a mother be a model for her boys.
Blaming women in church for what men are is easy, but God will ask men to account for themselves. Mothers (the church kind and the literal kind) will not be asked to give account for the choices of men.
You are all familiar with selective complementarian Bible reading. If, someday, you are in the mood for poking light fun at them, here are a few texts to use for construing a Bible presentation whereby women and men are equal, but men really should accept they are here to complement women as the ones with the wisdom to be teachers and authority figures:
Satan is male – Satan is described as “he” throughout the Bible.
Sin entered the world through Adam: Romans 5:12,14
God denies being male and connects maleness to dishonesty: Num 23:19
The words of a woman should carry more weight: The woman’s testimony taken as 100% true in all alleged rape cases where no member of the public would have heard them. Deut 22:25-26
Abraham, the father of the believers, was told to listen to his wife, in all she said: Gen 21:12
Wisdom is female: Pro 1:20; 9:1
Women who proclaim God’s word are a mighty throng: Psalm 68:11 (Note: Some old translations leave out that these were women.)
Here is my main attempt of that nature. (The above texts were compiled after that attempt.)
What on earth would motivate me to draw a doodle like this?
To be honest, I did it ages ago and cannot quite remember. My best guess is it was Doug Wilson, when he told us everyone will be happy if men can conquer and colonize while women yield and surrender, as (his idea of how) God designed the world to work. (more…)
(Guest post by LaCigol. Guest posts are not necessarily the opinion of the blog owner)
God changed the name of Abraham’s wife from Sarai (contentious) to Sarah (female ruler). You may have a pink-ruffled-dress Disney-ish idea of what “princess” means, but it is the female of the word used for leaders and influential people. From that, we can see that God, right from the time of the covenant with Abraham, did not want men to see women as “contentious” when the two disagreed – He wanted believing men to affirm the leadership of their wives.
Meanwhile, God changed the name of the father of believers from “Abram”(exalted father) to “Abraham” (father of many), to indicate that Christian manhood is about nurturing and raising a family, not about standing “exalted” as fathers. From Gen 21:12 we can also see that it was His pattern for believing husbands to be obedient. (more…)