As I sit here at Java Hut sipping my Blended Mocha and writing a short essay/review for my women's ministry class, my mind wanders to my blog and my friends and family back home. I thought I'd give ya'll a little glimpse into my homework... fun fun, eh???
Each week, as I read assignments, I have to write a quick review over the reading to turn in. Our professors used to use the honor system where students could just check off that they had done the reading, yet they have recently decided to not do that anymore. So now, in most of my classes I have to either write about what I read or take a weekly quiz on it.
This week, I had to read a chapter in Piper and Grudem's "Big Blue Book," "Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood" for my women's ministry class. In my review I had to summarize the content of the chapter and then how what I learned can be used in ministry today. I mainly focus on one section of the chapter, since there are many. It is a simple, quick assignment but I thought I would share it. :-) Enjoy!
In chapter eleven, “The Valuable Ministries of Women in the Context of Male Leadership,” Thomas Schreiner spends the first half of the chapter bringing to the table various arguments that feminists and egalitarians purport to “prove” that women have full function in church leadership; equal in every way to men. The second half of the chapter, he refutes each claim by showing the truly biblical mindset concerning these issues.
1. How can we better train women to know and understand the word of God so that they can “forth-tell” this to an unbelieving world?
2. What egalitarian lies have women in our church taken as truth and how can we re-train them to think biblically?