Standing up for Biblical equality as much as I have been doing lately, I often run into many “haters.” Often these people harshly argue with me about gender roles and say, “The Bible clearly states that men have authority over women! It is obvious that by order of creation, men are the leaders.” This often leaves … More Who Needs the Holy Spirit, Anyway?
One of the biggest indicators of separation from Christ is fear. In John 14:27, Jesus said “peace I leave with you, peace I give you.” While that seems rather simple, the fact is that fear is often hidden deep within a person. So then, where does fear come from? Fear comes from not understanding. Fear comes … More When Faced With Fear [Guest Post by Nate Horton]
One of my favorite stories in the New Testament is one found in Luke 25. Jesus walked into the temple to find a woman preaching. When He realized what was happening, He walked up to the pulpit and pushed the woman off of the stage. He then said, “No woman should have authority over any … More The Time Jesus Shunned a Woman for Preaching
With Christmas just behind us, I have been thinking a lot about the story of Jesus’ birth. I have especially been thinking about His parents, Mary and Joseph. What a wild surprise when they learned that they would be the parents of the Messiah! I can’t even begin to imagine the anxiety, stress, complications, but … More How God Used “Unsubmissive” Women
I often hear certain Christians talking about how great their “biblically based” marriage is. The husband is supposed to lead aka be “Christ,” and the wife is to submit, aka the “Church.” Honestly, this wouldn’t bother me as much if their actions actually reflected their words. To lead means to guide in direction, course, action, opinion, etc. Different … More Calling It What It Is
Feminist [fem–uh-nist]: advocating social, political, legal, and economicrights for women equal to those of men. The Bible clearly teaches that men and women are made in the image of God. The life of Jesus shows that without a doubt, women have worth and value. Even the letters in the New Testament (contrary to popular, American belief) support the fact that men and women are equal. If Christianity … More Why I Call Myself a Feminist