From Rebekah’s post
“My sister recently had the chance to talk with a missionary wife who serves with her husband in dangerous parts of the middle east. My sister asked the wife what her thoughts were and what churches taught over there regarding gender roles in the home and church. The wife responded very simply saying, “It must be nice to have the luxury to debate these issues.” The Christian men in their communities were warring with ISIS. While the men were either being killed or called away from home, it was the women who were left to run the households and keep the work of the churches going.”
Why do we never think that having all this time … much of which is spent picking holes in this verse … in that passage … weighing up this commandment against that “qualification” (or get-out clause) …
Why do we never think of all that as wealth – as riches?
Why not have a read – we all have the time! 🙂
Thank you –
It must be nice to have the luxury to debate these issues
“the Biblical vision of gender”
Rebekah wrote a post that connected with immediacy and clarity.
We are rich in time and, boy oh boy, how we like to waste this wealth! We are rich enough in time to sit and verbally spar with each other. We are rich enough in time to dump static opinion and beliefs over each other. We are rich enough in time enough to examine spiritual “belly-button-fluff” over which we obsess.
Riches are referred to in the bible over which we obsess.
And I have found that wealth is taken literally. Riches are “stuff” of money and purchase. A big car. A fine house. The best jewels. The finest wine. All “stuff” we can hold and touch and count and store.
Yet I am rich…
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