Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, along with the many achievements resulting from it, it can be easy for us to forget that these men and women were far from perfect. Writing on Luther’s view of the Jews, Bernard Howard gave this candid view: Luther is to me both hero and anti-he

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

Showing Honor to the Woman: Reflections on Marriage in 1 Peter

In today’s culture, households are usually either hierarchical or egalitarian institutions. Unfortunately, when some read the New Testament (NT) they misunderstand and misappropriate the divinely inspired counsel overemphasizing either of these modern notions of society. One concept that is misunderstood and misused is the concept of submission. Th

The Influence of a Mother

The Influence of a Mother

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook, became the how-to Bible for some women’s quest for self-actualization.  But was Sandberg correct in her thesis? Can most women with children “lean in” and “have it all”?  Here, we share a few articles that have looked at this question from a different angle.   Anne Marie Sl

Being Single

Being Single

I have been single most of my life. I have had the privilege of meeting different people, and have experienced different intensities of relationships with them–from the straight "No, not in this lifetime, not if you were the last man alive," to the "Let’s give this a shot," to the ones I thought were good looking, but an absolute "No chance but hey

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

The man is haggard, dark circles under his bloodshot eyes; he has been crying. He is not sure when his wife last slept next to him. He has not slept much in her absence . . .   The following is a parable based on Jeremiah 3. But first, a brief introduction. Each time I read Jeremiah 3, I see the image in my mind of a distraught, rejected husba

The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

No one goes into marriage thinking tragedy will strike them. No one enters nuptials with even the thought that they will undergo pain. And no one stands at the altar thinking that their vows will be tested so early into their marriage. Yet for Ben and I, this is exactly what happened. At only twenty-four, our marriage was put through the fire, and