from my notebook

My head is full of thoughts, and I have to write them down.

Quotes From Secret Church

Continuing with some of my favorite quotes from last week’s Secret Church study.  The topic:  Marriage, Family, Sex, and The Gospel.

Quote #4

The tendency today is to stress the equality of men and women by minimizing the unique significance of our maleness of femaleness.  But this depreciation of male and female personhood is a great loss.  It is taking a tremendous toll on generations of young men and women who do know what it means to be a man or a woman.  Confusion over the meaning of sexual personhood today is epidemic.  The consequence of this confusion is not a free and happy harmony among gender-free persons relating on the basis of abstract competencies.  The consequence rather is more divorce, more homosexuality, more sexual abuse, more promiscuity, more social awkwardness, and more emotional distress and suicide that come with the loss of God-given identity.  –  John Piper

Quote #5

Throughout the millennia of human history, up until the past two decades or so, people took for granted that the differences between men and women were so obvious as to need no comment.  They accepted the way things were.  But our easy assumptions have been assailed and confused, we have lost our bearings in a fog of rhetoric about something called equality, so that I find myself in the uncomfortable position of having to belabor to educated people what was once perfectly obvious to the simplest peasant.  –  Elisabeth Elliot

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