Headcoverings

In my last post we discussed how to understand the challenging passage in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. We ended our discussion with some different interpretations of Paul’s reference to angels and authority. In this post we’ll continue our discussion by examining whether...

What Submission has meant for me

Welcome back! We’ve enjoyed our summer rest and are excited to get back to regular blogging. During our break, I had the opportunity to hear a bit of feedback on topics yet to be covered.  Chief among those topics is the subject of women in the church. We are getting...

Why do we keep writing on this topic?

I ask myself this often.  I pause today, as I consider the topics Ruth and I want to tackle in the next weeks, like work, family and the Church. There are many good books on women and men to read from a diversity of perspectives.  One book I recently read is by...
Headship, Part 3

Headship, Part 3

“Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” 1 Peter 3:7 In part 1 and part 2 of my series...

Peter, Paul and …Sarah?

 In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live  when they observe your pure, reverent lives.  Don’t let your beauty consist of outward things like...