It’s important to remember that sin, all sin, is abhorred by God.  While there are many definitions of sin, I am drawn to the one by Dr. Frank Kemper, former professor of Pastoral Care at Claremont School of Theology:

“Sin is any form of human self expression that disaffirms

 the infinite worth of myself or of my neighbor.”

   We were created in the image of God, and therefore are of infinite worth.  One of our bible studies here at Orcutt Christian Church was “What The Bible Says About Sin,” which can be downloaded here, and is a penetrating study on what constitutes sin.

   One of the areas  of sin that is definitely tied to the concept of “worth,” is how do men and women treat each other?  How do we express our sexuality?

Some Excellent Resources for Reflection

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Rosemary Bardsley  Concept Eight: Affirmation of Male Headship

Nancy Leigh DeMoss   Biblical Womanhood

Samantha Gerstein  Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Wayne Gruden Evangelical Feminism

Wayne Gruden  Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey  Pastoral Leadership

Vern Poythress & Wayne Grudem  Gender Neutral Bible Controversy

Richard W Hove  Equality In Christ

Mary Kassian  Feminist Mistake

Mary A. Kassian  Feminist Gospel

Mary A. Kassian  Women_Creation_and the Fall

Andreas J. Kostenberger  Gender Passages in the NT

John Piper and Wayne Grudem  Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

John Piper AND Wayne Grudem  50 Crucial Questions

Dennis Rainey  Building Strong Families

Michael Shafer  A Biblical Perspective on Womenhood

Allan Turner:  Wimmin, Wiccans, And Goddess Worship

The Bible on Manhood and Womanhood