Male Headship is Ideal

“The first thing that jumps out of statements like these (see Eph. 5:22-24, Col. 3:18-19, 1 Peter 3:1, 4-7) is this: male headship in marriage is not only a virtue in the New Testament, it is the ideal. Consequently, male headship cannot be intrinsically evil. In fact, the sanctified use this authority is the ideal…

Love and War

“The Bible is a cosmic love story, to be sure. At the end of The Book, Christ “gets the girl”–the bridal city that He desires. But history is also a war story. In it God proves Himself the best, the only one worthy to reign, by crushing all rivals and enemies in a just and…

Sex is Not Safe

“As [Wendell Berry] writes in the splendid essay, “Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community”: “Sex was never safe, and it is less safe now than it has been.” Community customs, arrangements, and controls had existed “in part, to reduce the volatility and the danger of sex.” These controls would preserve its energy, its beauty, and its…

The Pastor’s Wife

I cannot think of a more difficult position in life than that of a pastor’s wife.   Grace Driscoll, wife of Pastor Mark Driscoll, has written two excellent posts on being a ministry wife. She covers all the major issues and supplies some great solutions. You can read part one here and part two here.