To the Women Facing Persecution (Calvin, 1557)

During the mid- to late-16th century there was much persecution of Protestant Christians in France. For one example, in 1572 between 5,000 and 10,000 Huguenots (French Protestants) were killed in Paris and other larger French cities on August 23-24. This mass persecution is called the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day. There are other examples of… Continue reading To the Women Facing Persecution (Calvin, 1557)

Women, Gifts, Church, Blessings

In the past twenty years or so I've been to several different events for Christian men: retreats, meetings, workshops, etc. They've been a blessing in various ways. However, sometimes someone will comment on how great it is to hear men singing together in a Christian setting. Yes! It is! However, my thought is always this:… Continue reading Women, Gifts, Church, Blessings

Dangers of Overemphasizing Women’s Submission (Miller)

Last year I read Rachel Miller's helpful book "Beyond Authority and Submission." A friend of mine who appreciated it mentioned it to me yesterday and that made me remember a blog post I did on it awhile back. This topic is near and dear to my heart because I know Christian women who have suffered… Continue reading Dangers of Overemphasizing Women’s Submission (Miller)

The Dangers of Overemphasizing Women’s Submission (Miller)

 The Bible teaches that in a marriage relationship the wife needs to submit to her own husband (e.g. Eph. 5:24).  However, the Bible says so many other things about wives and women.  If we focus too much on the call to submit and nearly ignore the other biblical teaching on wives and women, it often… Continue reading The Dangers of Overemphasizing Women’s Submission (Miller)

Christian Women, Braids, Clothes, and Jewelry

In 1 Timothy 2:9 Paul tell us that adult Christian women "are to dress in suitable apparel, with modesty and self-control. Their adornment must not be with braided hair and gold or pearls or expensive clothing, but with good deeds..." (NET Bible). Peter says something similar to Christian wives in 1 Peter 3:3: "Your adornment… Continue reading Christian Women, Braids, Clothes, and Jewelry