12 May '17, 12am

@avidr3ader For a more mainstream and condensed version of the basic premise, here's RHE:

Furthermore, if you look close enough, you can detect the rumblings of subversion beneath the seemingly acquiescent text. It is no accident that Peter introduced his version of the household codes with a riddle—“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves” (1 Peter 2:16 UPDATED NIV)—or that Paul began his with the general admonition that Christians are to “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21; emphasis added). It is hard for us to recognize it now, but Peter and Paul were introducing the first Christian family to an entirely new community, a community that transcends the rigid hierarchy of human institutions, a community in which submission is mutual and all are free.

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/mutuality-household-codes


@DennyBurk @KSPrior I've written pretty extensi...

rachelheldevans.com 19 May '17, 3am

I cannot overstate the degree to which this remix—in which masters are reminded that they too have a heavenly master—would...