Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Ahasuerus and Esther (Esther 2:1-17). After these things, when the anger of King Ahasuerus had abated, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her. Then the king’s servants who attended him said, "Let beautiful young virgins be sought out for the king. And let the king appoint commissioners in all the provinces of his kingdom to gather … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Ahasuerus and Vashti (Esther 1:10-20). On the seventh day, when the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha and Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who attended him, to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing the royal crown, in order to show the peoples and the officials her beauty; for she was fair to behold. But Queen Vashti … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: The Levite's Concubine (Judges 19:22-30). While they were enjoying themselves, the men of the city, a depraved lot, surrounded the house, and started pounding on the door. They said to the old man, the master of the house, "Bring out the man who came into your house, so that we may have intercourse with him." And the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said … [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things about the Bible

Brian McLaren: "John 14:6 and more" John 14:6 has nothing to do with the uses to which it is normally put (asserting exclusivity of the Christian religion). John 14:5 does not say, "Thomas asked, 'Lord, what about people of other religions, or people who have never heard of you?'" To pretend it does is to ignore the larger context. … … We have been taught to quote and misapply that verse because our teachers had imperial-colonial interests (consciously or not), and that verse served … [Read more...]

Here’s why ‘Year of Biblical Womanhood’ release scares the pants off of patriarchal Christians

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Patriarchal Christians and the so-called "complementarian" male-supremacists of the Neo-Reformed movement are terrified of Rachel Held Evans. Evans' new book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, releases today and, based on the reaction so far, those patriarchal Christians are right to be afraid. It seems the princes of patriarchy may no longer enjoy the enthusiastic support of their subjects. Here's just a sampling of the response to Evans' book. Suzannah Paul: "Making Peace with Proverbs … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Benjamin and the rape of Shiloh (Judges 21:15-23). The people had compassion on Benjamin because the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. So the elders of the congregation said, "What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since there are no women left in Benjamin?" And they said, "There must be heirs for the survivors of Benjamin, in order that a tribe … [Read more...]

Walls, women and an ongoing argument

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"At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom." This story isn't just about women's rights: "Jews Rally Around Woman Arrested for Praying at Western Wall." Jews from Manhattan to Mozambique held prayer vigils [last week] to protest the arrest and incarceration of an Israeli feminist as she was leading 250 American Jewish women in prayer at the Western Wall. The Oct. 16 arrest of Anat Hoffman, who co-founded Women of the Wall to enable Jewish women to pray … [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Benjamin & Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:6-14). But the Israelites had compassion for Benjamin their kin, and said, "One tribe is cut off from Israel this day. What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the Lord that we will not give them any of our daughters as wives?" Then they said, "Is there anyone from the tribes of Israel who did not … [Read more...]


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