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Really Recommended Posts 8/1/14- Marriage, Biblical Songs, Confucius, and More!

postHere’s another go-round of great posts for your perusal, dear readers! As always, let me know what you thought, and be sure to drop a comment on those you enjoyed!

Co-Leadership in Marriage: Who’s in Authority?– A question which often comes up in discussions about egalitarianism–the view that men and women have equal authority in the church and home–is how one is supposed to determine who’s in charge in marriage. Here’s a solid post answering that question.

Man’s Fallible Ideas vs. God’s Infallible Word– It is often said that we should harbor some sort of distrust towards “Man’s Fallible Ideas.” Here, Luke Nix examines this claim and sees how it may be applied to issues like creationism.

The Two Most Overlooked Apologetics Verses in the Bible– There are many verses in the Bible which are commonly referenced when it comes to apologetics. Here, Tom Gilson brings up two which are not often referenced in terms of apologetics. I originally found this over at The Poached Egg, which is a site well worth you following!

All the Songs in the Bible [Infographic]– Here, there is an outline and explanation of every single song in the Bible. It’s pretty interesting to see them all written out and explained. Frankly, I find this to be one of the more interesting and helpful sites on the web related to general Bible knowledge. Be sure to follow it for some more excellent general Bible knowledge posts.

How Confucius proves Jesus– Did Jesus exist? How we approach this question should be consistent. How do we explore other historical questions? Check out this post, which explores the question.

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About J.W. Wartick

J.W. Wartick has an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. His interests include theology, philosophy of religion--particularly the existence of God--astronomy, biology, archaeology, and sci-fi and fantasy novels.

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5 thoughts on “Really Recommended Posts 8/1/14- Marriage, Biblical Songs, Confucius, and More!

  1. I read the article ‘Co-Leadership in Marriage: Who’s in Authority’, and it just rubbed me as being off. I shared it with my wife and her wise response (in my opinion 🙂 was, what about Genesis 3:16 ‘that her desire will be her husband but he will rule over you.’ We had a good discussion on the topic, but again I found the reasoning in the article to be weak and no mention of Genesis 3. Curious to your thoughts…

    Posted by Luis Serrano | August 2, 2014, 8:40 PM
    • Sorry, I managed to keep forgetting about this comment even though I meant to respond instantly. My main comment regarding Genesis 3 would be this: are we to seek to perpetuate the Fall? If not, then surely we can’t take Genesis 3:16 as a normative verse. After all, we seek to try to minimize the pain of childbirth or the difficulty with working the land.

      Posted by J.W. Wartick | August 7, 2014, 6:42 PM
      • Hey J.W., thanks for the response. Your question was, ‘do we seek to perpetuate the Fall’?
        I would answer that no we don’t seek to ‘perpetuate’ the fall, but that none of our actions to ease the curse can ‘undo’ the curse.

        While we can ease childbirth for women (though not all women on the earth are privy to such easement and live very much under the full effects of this curse) our easing in no way removes or voids the curse. In fact I’d say it highlights the reality of the curse as we try to ease it.

        So I disagree that we can relegate Genesis 3:16 to not being ‘normative’, and simply skip over it.

        I love my wife and in no way see or treat her as inferior, knowing that we are both equal in the eyes of our Father. Do men abuse their authority over their wives. Sure, all the time. Yet there is beauty and good in a husband exercising his authority with wisdom and love.

        Yet we must acknowledge the realities of Genesis 3:16, so we can recognize them and address them. While we can ease them, they are a very present in marriages until the curse is removed. A blanket statement or ideology that marriage authority should be 50/50, can remove any authority, and can be a expression of Genesis 3:16 in action.

        Posted by Luis Serrano | August 10, 2014, 6:57 PM
  2. Good stuff!

    Posted by SLIMJIM | August 4, 2014, 2:52 AM

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