Why does the Bible deem sexual abuse as evil? Because any abuse (sexual, mental, physical..) is not only incredibly damaging to a person’s body, mind and soul, but it is a direct offense to God – for every human is God’s unique workmanship.
To find a clear Biblical expression of feminism in action, one only needs to read the book of Numbers. The 27th chapter details a story about the daughters of Zelophehad. These daughters were five sisters who challenged societal rules regarding inheritance rights. At the time, women were banned from inheriting property solely because of their gender. The daughters went to Moses to challenge the law. When Moses went to God to reaffirm inheritance rights, God sided with the daughters and granted them property.
The account beautifully demonstrates how God views the treatment of women in our society but also provides several primary lessons worth extracting.
Perhaps part of the solution to our current disorder might be to pray the news. It might sound simplistic, but prayer contains an energy like droplets of water that evaporate into the clouds and then shower back down upon us with the life-giving energy of love and compassion.
I watch Netflix while I wash dishes. I follow NBA scores while I grade. I panic for a moment when I begin to go upstairs to get something. I turn around and find my phone to keep me company during the two-minute trip. When it’s late enough, I collapse, reading a book or playing an iOS game. I’m never alone and it’s never quiet.
You’ll never convince someone to agree with you by calling them an idiot. Even if their opinion isn’t well-founded or is morally questionable. Many interviews and conversations about human-driven climate change seem to have this problem when detractors of one’s views are being discussed. For example, skeptics and critics of climate […]
Every news cycle seems to bring out new allegations of misconduct by pastors in the pulpit bringing shame and disrespect to the Church. A recent study conducted by Gallop shows that the public has one of the lowest views of the clergy’s ethical and moral standards in over a generation.