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The Denigration of Women, Part IV

22796704_sPart I: Having affected the lives of half the members of the human race in innumerable ways for millennia, the denigration of women is clearly the greatest single injustice in human history and continues to be a stain on culture and religion alike. Part II and Part III: The Church has contributed to the denigration of women. The key to correcting this mistake lies in Christ’s commandment to love one’s neighbor.Read More

 

The Denigration of Women in History, Part III

Vatican, St Peters, 16991911_sPart I: Having affected the lives of half the members of the human race in innumerable ways for millennia, the denigration of women is clearly the greatest single injustice in human history and continues to be a stain on culture and religion alike. Part II: The Church can correct its role in this denigration by identifying elements of unloving conduct toward women that exist in its teachings and replacing them with thoughts and behavior more in keeping with Christ’s commandment to love one’s neighbor.
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The Denigration of Women, Part II

St Peters Rome 30202827_sAfter illustrating the historical denigration of women from ancient times in virtually every culture and religion, Part I of this essay ended with this sentence: “Having affected the lives of half the members of the human race in innumerable ways for millennia, the denigration of women is clearly the greatest single injustice in human history and continues to be a stain on culture and religion alike.”

What can be done to correct this historic injustice?… Read More

 

Prosperity Preaching Is Not Christian

Jesus on Cross 15184459_sPastor Joel Osteen’s TV ad announcing his new show on Sirius Radio begins with the promise, “We can have victory every single day.” Next come scenes of his pastoral team on stage during a church service, followed by a long shot of the congregation that looks as if it was filmed in the Super Bowl with every seat filled. (He reportedly has the largest congregation in the United States.)

Finally, he comes back on screen and declares to the audience, “There is a power in you greater than any power that comes against you.”

After seeing the ad for about the 200th time, I sent the following email message to some friends:

I’ve seen the Osteen ad many, many times and my reaction has been the same each time—I have felt a powerful urge to convert .… Read More