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March 25, 2014 By CBMW Guest
As always, the heart of the debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism is hermeneutics. For millenia Christian’s have held that the task of interpreting Scripture is not separated from the task of loving our neighbor as ourselves. Regretfully, church history shows us that sometimes the Bible has been (mis)used to keep unjust cultural norms in place....
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March 11, 2014 By CBMW Guest
Aimee Byrd. Housewife Theologian: How the Gospel Interrupts the Ordinary. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2013). 240 pp. $12.99. By Lauren Lambert This book is for women. It is for all women who want to know God, or better yet, want to be known by God. Striving to find meaning amidst the mundanity of everyday living,...
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March 4, 2014 By CBMW Guest
Ruth is one of two books in the Old Testament that is named after a woman who also functions as the main character in the story (Esther is the other one). It therefore comes as no surprise that the interpretation of Ruth is hotly contested—particularly on matters related to gender and sexuality. So what do...
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February 28, 2014 By CBMW Guest
A perennial question in the gender debate concerns how much the New Testament writers adopted the “patriarchal status quo” in their writings and whether they attempted to subvert that status quo through their teachings. When Paul speaks about wives submitting to husbands, was he simply instructing Christians how to live well in their current cultural...
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February 25, 2014 By CBMW Guest
Jerry B. Jenkins. Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 224 pp. $17.99. In an age that prizes illicit sexual gratification and trivializes the marriage promise, can a Christian man effectively protect his marriage against lust, adultery, and divorce? Jerry Jenkins has written Hedges in order to answer this question with...
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February 21, 2014 By CBMW Guest
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). The Great Commission is for...
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