“I found your spanner, Mum!” “Huh? What are you talking about?” Heck, I don’t own a spanner. And there certainly shouldn’t be one in the kitchen today. “Look!” My 7 year old son proudly displays the pictured Tupperware salad server. With a touch of amusement, I explain what it is. “No, it’s a spanner!” “Salad… Continue reading Salad Servers, Spanners and the Truth (or: 4 Common “Biblical” Untruths)
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
Happy New Year! It’s time for one of those obligatory posts on the highlights of the previous year and what you can expect to see as we move ahead into 2016. 2015 was a quieter year than I had planned for the God’s Design – Perth blog and ministry, due to a number of significant… Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Forward
“The helpless woman waits patiently in her precarious position until the brave and manly firefighter ascends his ladder to rescue her…”
Many believers have so little grasp of what the concept “made in the image of God” – the kind of image that truly should matter to us as Christians – really means.
The basic building blocks of an understanding of gender from a biblical perspective are found in Genesis 1-3. Have we misunderstood these texts?
What do a godly man’s relationships look like? How does he respond to his wife and children, to vulnerable women and to women in leadership roles?
I am thrilled to announce that my good friends and retired pastors, Liz and Trevor Sykes, will be regular guest contributors to the God’s Design blog. Liz and Trevor have a passion for helping men and women to live as God intended, and to help them to develop sound and healthy relationships. In their retirement,… Continue reading An “Ah-Ha” Moment
I’ve found that the Old Testament is full of some amazing, strong women who defy stereotypes. But what about men? Did OT men fill only such roles as warrior, ruler, priest or family patriarch? Did they fit the stereotype of the “manly man,” who pleases God by his tough masculine leadership, or are there gentler… Continue reading Surprising Men of the Old Testament (Part 1)
This is the last in a series of posts on the Hebrew phrase eshet chayil. Find post 1 in this series here, post 2 here and post 3 here. Sometimes, it’s personal. It really is. Recognising that Christian women must have courage at least equal to that of men touches very deeply on my own personal… Continue reading Eshet Chayil (Part 4) – When Courage Becomes Personal