Introducing a new series, “Children’s Bibles and Bible Story Books,” in which we will be looking a how women are represented in these books. We don’t arrive at adulthood as a clean slate, without preconceived ideas about gender. Throughout childhood and adolescence, many factors subtly or overtly contribute to building our concept of gender by… Continue reading Review: The Lion Bible for Children (Part 1)
St Patrick of Ireland, Edward the Confessor, Alfred the Great, St David of Wales, St Aidan of Lindisfarne – all instrumental figures in the establishment of Christianity in Britain. But women also played an important role – St Hilda of Whitby stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Have you ever sat through a sermon, and come out fuming or saddened or just plain frustrated about some aspect of what the pastor said about marriage or women, but you haven’t known how to really put a biblical perspective on what you felt was wrong with what you heard? Or perhaps you’re a woman… Continue reading God’s Design Courses 2016
Find post 1 in this series here, and post 2 here. Want to totally freak out a Christian woman with just three words? I’m sure you’re much too nice for that, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Here goes – “Proverbs 31 woman.” Yup. The seemingly indomitable superwoman of the final chapter of Proverbs… Continue reading Eshet Chayil (Part 3) – Rise Up and Call Her Blessed
What a clichéd image it is – the parched and sun-burnt man (possibly in a beige French Foreign Legion uniform), crawling across the unforgiving desert, croaking, “Water. Waaaa-terrr…” Suddenly, there appears an image of palm trees and life-giving water and the light of hope appears in his eyes…but all too soon, the image shimmers and… Continue reading Come, Thirsty One, to the Oasis
Recently, in the God’s Design course, we explored some of the incredible women of the Old Testament and how God used them in unexpected ways – women like Deborah (with a glance at Jael), Huldah and Abigail. We also took a close look at the Hebrew term eshet chayil. In most translations, we read “a wife of… Continue reading “Eshet Chayil” – Woman of Valour (Part 1)