When a Gospel of Servanthood and Suffering Stands in the Way of Equality and Justice


Transcription:Question: What if the wife is the victim of the husband's hostility?Answer: There is no "victim" if we understand that we are called to suffer for righteousness. "For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps." I Peter 2:21 Christ was not a victim! He willingly gave His life for us. "By whose stripes you were healed . . . likewise you wives . . . " I Peter 2:24; 3:1 Christ's life teaches us h … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis: God Is Making People Gay Because of Abortion


I just read an Answers in Genesis article whose argument is so simple and elegant I can't believe I hadn't heard it before. Namely, the article explains why it suddenly seems like there are gay people all over, when this wasn't the case in the past---and it does so by bringing together the perfect conservative bogeyman of gay marriage, abortion, and the removal of school prayer. I have to admit it---I was impressed by the ingenuity. Will God just turn a blind eye to this ongoing genocide? Has … [Read more...]

Disqus Switch and Disappearing Comments


Okay all, sorry for the confusion. The old wordpress software apparently became too clunky as Patheos grew, so every blog is being switched over to the disqus commenting system.The Awesome Stuff:Conversations should be easier to follow now, and you can now "like" comments by up voting them---something some of you have wanted for some time. You can also flag comments as inappropriate, which helps me ensure that everyone follows my comment policy. You can edit your comments, another … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Taming Wild Horses and Lassoing Bears


Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 105-106Weirdly, this passage actually succeeded in making me more angry than have just about all of the passages so far, but in some sense a different sort of angry. Rather than just saying "What?! No!" after every sentence, I'm going to make four distinct points as I address what she said (along with plenty of "What?! No!"s, of course): The variation within each gender overlaps; Much of what we perceive as innate gender roles is actually socially … [Read more...]

The Real Message of the Kermit Gosnell Story


The conservative media is having a field day with the Kermit Gosnell trial. If you read their coverage, you would think that pro-choice activists and journalists want everyone to ignore the Gosnell clinic and forget what happened there, and that saying the name "Kermit Gosnell" is some sort of winning pro-life argument. But here's what I don't understand: Why do conservatives think that pro-choice activists or journalists should be afraid of covering the Kermit Gosnell story? Do conservatives … [Read more...]

The Breaking of a Child: A Story of Near Disaster


The next day was Tuesday. Hope did not say please and so did not have breakfast, lunch, or her bottle. By late afternoon Hope had gone for forty-eight hours---two straight days---with nothing to eat or drink but a single six ounce bottle of milk. By that time she was beginning to act strangely. Her usual vivaciousness had disappeared, replaced with a sort of melancholy. She lay on the couch listlessly, uninterested in playing or even reading books.  --------------- I've hesitated from sharing t … [Read more...]

Homeschool Legislative Alert: Bill to Protect At-Risk Children in Pennsylvania


In a post earlier today I detailed HSLDA's success in killing a homeschool registration bill in Texas a decade ago as an example of how that organization operates. Reader Marian had a suggestion: You know, the senator probably killed the bill because he heard a thousand phone messages against it, and few or no messages for it. But people who would have supported it probably knew nothing about it, because it was a fairly small bill with not a lot of hoopla.All that to say, as much as I would … [Read more...]