Tag Archives: women and men

The Arrogance of Masculinity and Femininity

It is arrogance in us to call frankness, fairness, and chivalry ‘masculine’ when we see them in a woman; it is arrogance in them to describe a man’s sensitiveness or tact or tenderness as ‘feminine.’ (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed.) … Continue reading

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Billy Graham’s Rule – misusing it to hold back women and men of God

[Kelly Ladd Bishop writes today’s guest post on a well known rule, and how it (like rules generally) gets in the way of people following God and doing the work he’s called them to do.] *** Recently a reporter noted … Continue reading

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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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Spiritual Umbrellas and the Oppression of Women

I recently posted an article encouraging women to use the talents given them by God, to be bold in growing into the person God created them to be, and not to pretend to be less than any of this in … Continue reading

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Men, Women, and Crying in Public

[Updated from the archives.] Leadership Journal humorously but pointedly addressed the stereotyping of what men supposedly really want out of church in a clever comic entitled Manly Sunday School Classes. The comic panel depicts a bulletin board headed “Men’s Class … Continue reading

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Patriarchy on the Equality of Women and Men

A patriarchy paraphrase: Sadly, I’ve read too many people’s posts that can be distilled down to that meme. For a look at what the Bible really says about the roles of women and men in God’s kingdom, see: 1) Patriarchy … Continue reading

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Girls Can Be Anything, Even At Halloween

[From the archives.] Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Professor Proves Women Are Spiritual Leaders Over Men

[From the archives.] Wayne Grudem recently gave an interview (my thanks to Joan for linking to it) in which he argues that women should not lead men, that men are the spiritual leaders over women, and that all of this … Continue reading

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Women, Men, and Language: Four Easy Steps to Better Church Leadership

Naming Rights – what’s in it for women and men? Which of these sounds most natural to you: Women and men. Girls and boys. Ladies and gentlemen. If you say the last one, you are probably in the majority of … Continue reading

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Women? Ha! Who needs ’em?

[From the archives.] Back in college I had a particularly painful break-up. It wasn’t painful for her. She told me we were not going out any more and started dating another guy. But I’m not really sure of the chronology. … Continue reading

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