Of Brides & Men
Heroic Service Is More Accessible to Christian Men than Nuptial Imagery
I often think that certain aspects of living, thinking, and feeling as a Christian come more easily to women than to men. I have in mind particularly the mysterious but very firmly declared masculinity of God as Father, and the specific and inarguable fact that Jesus came to us as a male human being, and the combination of these with the impassioned and intimate language in which our relationship to God is often portrayed.
Most of all I have in mind the spousal imagery that is central to our thinking about Jesus. When I say "thinking," I don't mean theologizing, or . . .
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