The Excellent Woman of Proverbs 31:10ff

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

Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory

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

Human Gender: Fixed or Fluid?

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?

Wives, Mothers, Women, and Theology

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