Dutch Women Don’t Get Depressed

From Slate, by Jessica Olien: When you read an article like this, what do you think about? Do you wonder if there might be a better way in the USA? Do you see the Dutch system as inadequate? Or … what? Here’s one suggestion: Perhaps we need to be more active about finding a system [Read More…]

That headship issue

What does it mean when Paul says in Ephesians 5:22-23, “Wives submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church”? For many of us in the church, this passage is one of those parts of Scripture we would prefer to avoid or ignore. Its language is metaphoric and clothed in imagery from a social and political world quite foreign to our own. Instead of abandoning or uncritically applying these confusing commands, however, let’s seek to more fully understand what Paul was saying to his audience in the first century, and explore how his instructions bear upon the Christian church today. Most importantly, let’s read this passage of Ephesians in light of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in order to understand how these teachings are shaped by the gospel. [Read more…]