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The Bible and Women Pt 2

The Bible and Women
Before I continue with this blog, I must acknowledge the work of Manfred T. Brauch in his book, Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible, IVP, Downers Grove, Illinois, 2009. I am using this book as a guide in this discussion. The issue that needs to be clearly addressed in regard to the relationship between men and women in the church is the teaching of "headship".  The Greek word kephalé (κεφαλὴ) is rendered "head" and therefore is assumed to mean authority over.  It is necessary to explore this a little further to fully understand how this word is applied in the various contexts of the Scriptures where it is used.  The use of the word is not how it is widely understood in our Western understanding.  In a way,…
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The Bible and Women Pt 1

The Bible and Women
The Trinity is the pattern for all human relationships.  The incarnation now means this relationship is inserted into humanity.  Our understanding of all relationships is now viewed through the life, love, community and Personhood of the the Father, Son and Spirit.  There is vitality in this relationship where service to each Person by the other shows us a circular relationship rather than hierarchy.  However, there is no subordination but each is willing to be ready to serve the other.  The Father, Son and Spirit are distinct in their person but are one in their being.  I personally believe there are feminine characteristics in all three persons of the Trinity.  The level of relationship between the Persons of the Trinity goes far beyond what we can ever imagine.  At the same…
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