Wise Women Then Do Not Authorize Silly Women Now

Preaching today continues one aspect of the prophetic office, but it does so by continuing the work of weighing, discerning, evaluating, exegeting, and declaring. Preachers today are not inspired in the same way that Isaiah, Jeremiah, Agabus, or Philip’s daughters were. Because the grace of direct inspiration or utterance has been discontinued, what we now …

X-Ray Glasses and Women’s Dresses

What the world of high theology needs, not to mention the world of high philosophy, and the closely related world of high jinks, is a horse doctor dose of pastoral cynicism. Let me illustrate. If you were to give x-ray spectacles to one thousand thirteen-year-old boys, we should assume that all of them would use …

How the Modern University Gangs Up on Women

“It is, rather, that these young men know they can force matters further because the rules and institutional safeguards under which young women once upon a time could take protective cover are gone. Let us not kid ourselves: Coed dorms and apartments work to the advantage of male sexual aggression at the expense of female …

Women and the Prophet

“Even as a child growing up in Egypt, I chafed at the way Muslim society treated women. As I studied the Quran and Islamic history, I could see how the many restrictions placed upon women came directly from Muhammad himself. Again, this put me in a position of wondering whether the true God of heaven …