Authority Saves the Day!

This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, and submission. See this index. There is tension between unity and authority in marriage. But which is primary? For no one can serve two masters. You must love one and treat the other as of no consequence whatsoever. Let’s say that spouses …

Chiastic Structure of Ephesians 5:22-33

This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, and submission. See this index. Ephesians 5:22-33 has a chiastic structure. Structure A: submission and respect together refer to honor B: head-body metaphor refers to unity, not authority C: Christ is savior of both men and women, who are both equal members …

Sanctified Marriage: Part 5

This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, authority, and submission. See this index. I concluded Headship: Authority or Preeminence? by saying: The focus on strict hierarchical, unidirectional, non-mutual authority structure is fundamentally wrong. It’s like tithing anise and cumin, while neglecting the higher matters. Headship authority can never sanctify. Half an …

exousia vs authentein

This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, and submission. See this index. Five years ago, I posted a comment (PDF) on the Dalrock article “Straining Out Gnats” (PDF) about Paul’s instructions regarding the supposed authority of men over women in the church. I said this: The grammar of 1 …

Headship: Authority or Preeminence?

This is part of a series on partriarchy, headship, and submission. See this index. During my recent series on sanctification in marriage, I touched on the topic of ‘headship’. The modern way of thinking has diverged from the Ancient Near East mindset where authority derived from status, not the converse. …

Waldensians: An Historical Overview

There is much mystery about the sect of Christians known as the Waldensians (or Waldenses, or Vaudois). Wikipedia provides the common understanding: Originally known as the “Poor Men of Lyon” in the late twelfth century, the movement spread to the Cottian Alps in what are today France and Italy. The founding of the Waldensians is attributed to Peter Waldo, …

Catastrophism

I just read something unexpected today. Ed Hurst at Radix Fidem had this to say (although you should read the whole thing, it isn’t too long): But if the political and economic chaos is not enough by itself, God is also moving to enhance the chaos and destruction of man-made structures. …

Reviewing Wright’s Universal Apologia: Part 8

This the eighth in a series reviewing John C. Wright’s A Universal Apologia for the Catholic Church. See the index. This is a quick part, a teaser for what is to come (as the most difficult and time-consuming part of the series has been entered). John C. Wright asks: [On historicity] …