August 16, 2012
For the Ladies
I love stories, don’t you? Somehow, stories sneak past my defenses, so that I buy into the drama before I realize, like David and the rich sheep thief, that I’m THAT girl in the story. It’s a hard thing, thinking you are Anne of Green Gables, only to realize you’ve really been acting a whole lot more like grumpy old Aunt Marilla.
So here’s a story. A little bit of a sad story. About a young couple in our church (names changed to protect the innocent.) More
August 14, 2012
Oh, and you thought we forgot about you. Nope! We do both admit to being just plain exhausted. We nicely planned for week 8 of BMW to end and homeschooling to begin the next day, but (alas) did not plan any time in to plan homeschooling. So we were a bit behind in all things. But we are getting there, hence the post tonight!
This has been a most excellent experience. We are both truly grateful to all y’all joining in and making all of the hours of study very, very worthwhile. We are not done, tho! One more class, but for this special week everyone come to the Gym for a Q&A panel with some special guests.
Okay, on to the actual recaps. For Pip: ”You may never be rich, but you’ll never be bored.” Biblical womanhood recap week 8
For Dan: “Men, if we do this, we stand on the solid rock of Christ Jesus and stem the flood tide. not only will we protect our families, we will be able to grab hold of those who were being washed away.” Biblical Manhood Week 8
Once again, so grateful for each and every one of you, and may the Lord bless you as you seek Him this week. Your FFS this week: come up with a good question, and email it or comment on this post! We are counting on you!
August 5, 2012
Week 7 was Biblical Manhood & Womanhood in the home. Pip took the women through a beautiful quilt of traits from Titus 2, and Dan worked with the men to build a foundation for fatherhood from God the Father.
No small week, this.
August 4, 2012
For the Ladies
May I share a story? My friend, let’s call her Susannah, told me this tale about her first Christmas with her husband’s family. It all began innocently enough on that December morning as they drank a cup of coffee, sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, and headed to the living room to unwrap gifts. More
August 2, 2012
Posting this article from Ligonier Ministries in full as it gives a clear, deep, and thorough understanding of how we are to read the word as we seek to apply biblical manhood & womanhood in our lives. The original post is found here.
July 31, 2012
When it comes to modern questions of roles for men and women (as well as a host of other issues), a lot of Christians question Paul’s writings, saying things like “Paul is not Christ” and “the words of Christ are commands, the rest…well, they aren’t words of Christ.” This was taught in my church growing up, and I’ve heard it multiple times here at FBC. It’s time to answer this in our lives: Is Paul trustworthy? More
July 29, 2012
We sure love to get all tied up about the wrong things. It is something we, as humans, do well. And even with the human propensity to do this well, as Christians we raise this to an art form. So did the Jews of Jesus day, and he roundly & soundly denounced practices (methods) that seemed to be ordained by God. how did He do that without contradicting scripture? Check this week’s notes to find out how we determine what is an inviolable principle in scripture, and what is a useful, helpful (but secondary) method of acting that principle out.
For Pip and the women, her teaser is: “90% of Charlottesville is facing eternal separation from God, eternally condemned from everything that is good or beautiful or joyful or peaceful. And the enemy loves nothing more than to set us sniping among ourselves over who is and isn’t reading Harry Potter.”Biblical womanhood recap week 6
For Dan and the men, it’s: “It’s
a Dark Knight Rises review! Principles vs. Methods. (Not as exciting, but actually more important!)”Week 6 Biblical Manhood
Read the notes and stay tuned to the blog for more on the
Dark Knight Rises principles and methods. For Further Study is up here as well. Next week: roles of men and women in the home.