How an abused wife came to embrace biblical patriarchy

The Bible is a patriarchal book and thus biblical patriarchy–father rule–is a good thing and the way God meant for our world to function. Patriarchy has a bad name among many in the church but not because patriarchy itself is bad; rather, it has a bad name because it has been twisted, maligned, and misunderstood–often, intentionally.

We’ve forgotten how to blush

If you have no sense of shame, you will never blush Do you blush when ashamed? Are you ever ashamed? Or, should I ask, are you ever ashamed of dressing in a way that dishonors you and those around you? Moreover, are you ever ashamed of dishonoring the Lord? Proverbs 11: 22, Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion. A sense of shame used to be considered a good thing. No longer. We’ve forgotten how to blush because we are no longer ashamed of our sinful behaviors. We don’t even know that we …

Biblical modesty, swimming, and resources

Summertime modesty Modesty isn’t something that many folks consider these days. Our hearts belong to culture, our lives are devoted to pleasure, why in the world should we be concerned about modesty? Because God says we are to be modest. It’s difficult enough to pursue modesty when the months are cold but let them warm up even a bit and the inclination of many is to strip clothing off until little–sometimes exceedingly little–is left. Once the church addressed this but those times are no more. Few pastors have the wisdom or even the inclination to navigate the waters of modesty. …