Posts Tagged ‘Gender’

  • God the Midwife

    Aug 16, 15 • Gender, Genesis, Jeremiah, Job, OT, Psalms, TheologyComments Off on God the Midwife
    God the Midwife

    Here’s an old post, with now a screencast format and somewhat cleaned up audio. I briefly remind you of some of the passages that picture God as a midwife. The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) regularly pictures Yahweh as intimately associated with forming in the womb and with birthing. In view of “his” role as midwife [&hellip...

  • Submission of wives in 1 Peter

    Sep 3, 12 • 1&2 Peter, Gender, Marriage, TranslationComments Off on Submission of wives in 1 Peter
    Submission of wives  in 1 Peter

    This post is a follow-up to the previous one, addressing submission in 1 Peter 3. 1 Peter 3:1 calls wives to -submit- to their husbands. What does it call husbands to do? Do our common English translations mislead us? Was Peter more revolutionary than we thought? In addressing this question, as well as a look [&hellip...

  • Christians no longer practice “Christian Marriage”

    Aug 28, 12 • Ephesians, Gender2 Comments
    Christians no longer practice “Christian Marriage”

    This post is not itself directly about the Bible, though it is thoroughly “biblical” as I’ll be happy to demonstrate if you ask targeted questions 😉 In the podcast I’ll take a pagan suggestion  from the Sidney Anglicans, and a scathing critique of the churches (from Stanley Hauerwas)1 and think more clearly about Marriage equality/the [&hellip...

  • Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Aug 21, 12 • Gender, Jesus, Luke, MatthewComments Off on Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)
    Jesus and the centurion’s lad (pais)

    Huffington Post article claiming the pais was the centurion’s sex partner produced a little flurry of posts and comment on the biblical blogs. Gavin at Otagosh in Jesus and the Centurion’s boy wrote: “I’m not sure the story actually has much value in terms of current debates on homosexuality.” Is that right?  ...

  • Ruth is from Moab, but Boaz is from Bethlehem

    Sep 2, 09 • Gender, Narrative, Reading, Ruth6 Comments
    Ruth is from Moab, but Boaz is from Bethlehem

    After looking at Direct speech in biblical narratives and especially how the manner of speaking characterises Boaz and Naomi in the book of Ruth and a side glance at the question of whether Ruth’s very arrival at Boaz’ field was chance or not (in Chance or Providence?) I’d like now to suggestthat thinking more deeply [&hellip...