The last major section of Proverbs is a poem about an excellent, noble, strong, hard-working, wise woman. And Proverbs 31:10ff is actually an acrostic. The first word of each line in this poem starts with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet and it goes in order from beginning (A aleph, א) to end (T taw,… Continue reading The Excellent Woman of Proverbs 31:10ff
It is not too difficult to see in Scripture that there is a definite difference between men and women. However, the distinction is neither an ontological nor a metaphysical one. Nor is Scripture's distinction between men and women a distinction in importance or value. In Scripture we learn that both men and women are made… Continue reading Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory
Are human genders fixed or are they fluid? Is the distinction between male and female something essential to human beings or is the distinction a product of culture or personal choice? In the United States – and other Western cultures – there has been a movement to erase gender distinctions. From gender neutral housing on… Continue reading Human Gender: Fixed or Fluid?
Some of our readers have probably heard about (or read) a new book with a very unique title: Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd. Now, I am not a housewife (but I do help mine with the diapers and dishes!). And I realize this book is for women. However, I thought it was worth reading and reviewing… Continue reading Wives, Mothers, Women, and Theology