What does the New Testament teach about marriage? Join us today as we look at several specific New Testament passages related to marriage, and discuss how radical the Bible's picture of marriage is relative to surrounding cultural practices and beliefs.
What is the danger with framing marriage dynamics as a reaction to current cultural trends rather than how the Bible itself frames it, as the intimate union of two image bearers of God uniquely suited to one another to carry out God's plans and purposes for themselves and those around them?
How does salvation transform fallen authority and power dynamics within marriage? Listen this week as Jonathan and Kathleen unpack three characteristics typical of sinful dynamics of authority and power, and how these are transformed through the redemptive power of God at work in the lives of believers.
Some claim that Genesis 3:16 lays out a battle of the sexes paradigm in marriage where women will experience a sinful tendency to usurp a husband's authority, and where men will experience a sinful tendency to rule harshly over their wives. Is this indeed what Genesis 3:16 suggests? How has this interpretation fueled certain kinds of mistreatment of women in evangelical churches? Is there a better interpretation that fits with the context and intent of the author of Genesis? Join in the conversation today to find out!
In today's conversation, we look at how Adam's failure to carry out his God-given responsibility leads to Adam and Eve's fall into rebellion against their Creator and Lord. Along the way, we also discuss why God allowed Adam and Eve to sin: knowing the awfulness of sin and evil, why would God give Adam and Eve the internal and external possibility to rebel?
Join the conversation today as we discuss what Genesis 1 tells us about masculinity and femininity in God's original design and how this guides us as we seek to live out our faith in the modern world. Along the way, we'll talk about the temptation to view a woman's choice of how to participate in society through categories of "right" and "wrong," rather than biblical wisdom. We'll also answer the question, "Can a man read a book on the Bible or theology written by a woman?" And much more.
Why does God reveal Himself in masculine ways, and direct us to call Him Father? Are people who say we should abandon this kind of language right? How should we relate to God as Father when we've experienced pain, trauma, and hurt from the hands of our earthly father? Join us today as we discuss Scripture's teaching on God as our heavenly Father.