Tag Archives: King David

Men and Women: a false gender dichotomy of being rational and emotional

People are emotional beings. Yet when it comes to classifying men and women it comes across differently, as Erica Limkeman recently observed: Isn’t it telling that being “emotional” is considered a feminine quality and is frowned upon, whereas men are … Continue reading

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Women Pursuing Men Is Biblical

Today is Sadie Hawkins Day, a tradition of dubious distinction. But is there a problem with women asking men to marry them? There are some preachers who would emphatically say yes. (See Voddie Baucham and the Bayly Brothers Have Weird … Continue reading

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Manliness and Femininity: the lies of “Biblical Gender Roles”

They say there’s an exception to every rule, which makes me wonder: And what happens when there are so many exceptions they end up swallowing the rule altogether? Exceptional women? For those who teach that the Bible requires certain roles and functions … Continue reading

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Being Disqualified Isn’t The End Of The World

[Laura Droege is hosting me on her blog today. Here’s a bit from the beginning, and then you can click on over to read the rest.] *** I read an interesting passage the other day: No Ammonite or Moabite or … Continue reading

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The 911 Call That’s As Simple As 1-2-3

There are days when you know you love your job, and I bet that’s how this 911 operator felt after getting a phone call from a little boy in need of help: Did you hear the part where the man … Continue reading

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Being Treated Like Royalty

[This is the third post in what inadvertently became a three-part series on the theme on royalty. Here are part one and part two.] *** When I was a kid, I had all sorts of dreams about becoming great. I’d dream … Continue reading

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Seeing Me for Who I Really Am

Some people just aren’t who – or what – they are labeled. Take this young man, for instance: not a real judge (but he did end up in front of one soon enough!). Others are misrepresented on purpose but for … Continue reading

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