The Day Has Arrived

In the confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week, she was asked if she could provide a definition for the word woman. Jackson demurred saying, “I’m not a biologist.” There’s a lot to unpack here—confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees have sadly regressed to the opposing party using the occasion to air theirContinue reading “The Day Has Arrived”

Same Sex Relationships

Our culture increasingly recognizes fewer and fewer sexual boundaries. The idea of abstinence before marriage is laughed at and mocked by many (though it’s no laughing matter with God – Hebrews 13:4). Adultery is taken only a bit more seriously, and in the last few decades we have entered into an “anything goes” mentality thatContinue reading “Same Sex Relationships”

The Scripture And Gender (2)

Gender Traits 1. There are those that are defining of gender and absolute. These are anatomical differences—men have testicles, penises, and prostate glands, while women have ovaries, vaginas, and breasts. Then there are significant hormonal differences in terms of testosterone and estrogen. There are many more biological differences like these that are not open toContinue reading “The Scripture And Gender (2)”

The Scripture and Gender (1)

There is so much more to gender than what is covered in most discussions. The subject is as rich and deep as we are. There’s nothing definitive in what follows but I hope it helps us to catch something of the breadth of the topic. Biologically speaking 1. God created man as male and female.Continue reading “The Scripture and Gender (1)”

Sexual Brokenness

We’ve seen from previous posts that sexuality was given by God to be an enriching, fulfilling part of life—thank God for creating humans as boys and girls, men, and women! At a deeper level, our sexuality finds ultimate fulfillment in the marriage relationship. God created us as social beings and we are blessed at theContinue reading “Sexual Brokenness”

Oneness In Marriage

Creation truths are those truths directly connected with God bringing the world into being. We neglect them to our poverty and ruin. One truth born in paradise concerns the purpose of marriage—out of one (Adam), God made two (Adam and Eve), so that He might join them back together as one in marriage. God’s goalContinue reading “Oneness In Marriage”

Creation, Marriage, & Family

1. Marriage is not a good idea, it’s God’s idea. Marriage is more than a social construct—a concept adhered to by people in order to promote stability in families for the greater good of society (although it’s true that marriage does this). Marriage is of divine origin—it comes from our Father! If marriage is anythingContinue reading “Creation, Marriage, & Family”

In The Beginning . . .

1. Humanity is created in the image of God. Man is not accidental or incidental—he was created by God! More to the point, man and woman were created in the image of God. Genesis 1:26-27 says: Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the seaContinue reading “In The Beginning . . .”

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Well, we’re not in Kansas anymore. You remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy’s house crashes after the tornado had spun it around in the sky. She opens the front door and outside is not the drab black-and-white world of a farm in rural Kansas, but the brilliant Technicolor world of Oz.Continue reading “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore”