Christian stuff

Sehlat said:

Wow, no hate mail or nasty comments in blogs yet? I don't know whether to be relieved or disappointed.

Cheer up, I'm sure the KJV-Only's will be on your case soon.  Along with the Independent Baptists, the foam-at-the-mouth hyper Charismatic's, and the women-are-only-for-sex-and-childbearing bunch.  And that's only from one blog!  Most impressive, glad you're writing again, but where's my book review?  :-P

As for comments...  be careful what you wish for.

On Bible translations, I was brought up with the NIV (Nearly Infallible Version).  It works for me.  We have an ESV (English Standard), Hubby has a NKJV (New King James), and there's a copy of The Message my sister sent us a while back on the shelf too.  I am not overly stressed about which Bible version I use, the NIV is just the most familiar.  I object when people start messing with the fundamental parts of the text, like making all the references to God female instead of male.

On a woman's role in church leadership and marriage, I'm pretty much with Sehlat.  I did say "love, honour and obey" when we got married, and I meant it, but obey doesn't mean leaving your brain at the door, not having an opinion, or not having an equal share in making decisions.  Our church doesn't have a big issue with women teaching, home groups are co-led by a husband and wife team, and I'm leading an Alpha Course discussion group.  Women weren't made to be doormats, or slaves, or mindless breeding machines.  Those who say otherwise need a serious attitude readjustment, and to read this:

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 3:26-29

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