Posts Tagged: Ephesians

082315 – On Not Being Bound by Old Metaphors

“I’m in the Lord’s Army,” the old Vacation Bible School chorus declares. But what happens when the metaphors of battle and warfare no longer speak to our 21st century context? How can Christians read militaristic Scripture texts in a world all too weary of religious conflicts and war? Pull up a chair, pour yourself a… Read more

081615 – Conversations with Crazy Uncles (Ephesians 5:15-33)

Love and unity, submission and obedience, husbands and wives, Christ and the Church–the author of Ephesians wrestles with how to adapt to the complex social norms of the first century. How can these archaic and patriarchal understandings of marriage rooted in long-forgotten marital practices inform modern day issues, e.g. marriage equality? Listen as Pastor Nancy… Read more