Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Are women human?


THEOLOGY
Of Old Testament Haircuts and New Testament Head Coverings
How Scripture records God consistently defending the humanity and dignity of women against sexual violence and exploitation.
Wendy Alsup
Are women human? Dorothy Sayers asked the question in a series of essays published in the early 20th century. For many today, it seems absurd — of course women are human! Yet sub-human treatment of women has endured throughout history, from wife-selling practices in the 18th and 19th centuries to customs today in some parts of Nepal that banish menstruating women to outdoor sheds and expose them to elements that seem harsh for even animals. Any student of history knows that Sayers's question was relevant for multiple cultures throughout history and remains so for many cultures today. "So God created mankind in his own image . . . male and female he created them." continue reading >>


Christian History
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Book Review
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Entertainment
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The latest Stephen King adaptation's success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers.
 
The Exchange
Go Where The Humans Are: What One Movement's Small Town Task Force Has Learned So Far
If there are humans in small towns, then they need churches.

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