“This is such a heavy burden. May God give me strength to bear it.” This is what people say when they have been elected to Christian leadership in Tanzania. During elections, people are very reluctant to put themselves forward, always waiting for someone else to suggest them. Even the most […]
Previously in this series: Feet 1, Feet 2, Mouth What did you expect, Timothy? Are you waiting for things to get easier? Ministry will be hard. Paul gives a long, convoluted list of problems — people problems. What’s difficult is people. What sort of teaching should we be on guard against today? […]
In our Pentateuch class, I was struck by Genesis 22, the story of Abraham’s would-be sacrifice of Isaac. Surely this would be the passage to compare with Jephthah’s daugher in Judges 11! Both involve the notion of child sacrifice, yet the boy is spared and the girl killed. That’s rich fodder for any […]
Part 1, part 2, part 3 Marriage is a microcosm of human society. A key aspect of this micro level is headship in marriage.