Monthly Archives: May 2014

A word about Half the Sky

There is a book called Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. (New York: Random House, Inc., 2009) that needs a word of comment, because it is bad and Christian … Continue reading

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Beware false teacher Frederick Buechner

During college, I enjoyed reading Frederick Buechner devotionals—a church home fellowship group leader gave them to us as gifts. Buechner seemed so raw, so honest, so deep and insightful. But he is not to be trusted. Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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97 theses on man’s duty to protect woman

When a man loves a woman he will lay down his life to defend her, just as Christ loved His Bride and gave Himself up for Her. Men have proudly fulfilled this duty from time immemorial, demonstrating what A. A. … Continue reading

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The wisdom of God regarding an unchaste virgin

God’s law regarding the unchaste virgin provided protection for a defamed virgin and punishment for harlotry in the context of love of God and neighbor…

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The wisdom of God regarding the poor

‘Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the … Continue reading

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The wisdom of God regarding rape

In our day, having failed to study the law of God, the people of God are not familiar with it. Being unfamiliar with it, we don’t understand it, and not understanding it we lack confidence in it. This makes us … Continue reading

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Public schooling and the early church

The question whether a Christian could become a teacher is so characteristic of the general difficulty that it deserves fuller examination. The emphatic negative of Tertullian and his school did not, we imagine, commend itself to many, though inscriptions, it … Continue reading

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