Tuesday, July 16, 2013

End of Series on Motherhood

     This concludes my Lamentations series on "The Fallen State of Motherhood," which I wrote for my Old Testament class this past spring at Moody Theological Seminary. I want to thank Dr. James Coakley, the graduate school professor who taught the class and who gave each student the freedom to customize this assignment into a living, breathing, practical  reality. Writing on motherhood was a cathartic journey I doubt I would have embarked upon were it not for Dr. Coakley’s creative assignment.

     I would also like to thank another of my Moody professors, Dr. William Thrasher, who taught my New Testament class this past semester. Dr. Thrasher eloquently sums up my Christian worldview on men and women when he says, “A woman is superior to a man at being a woman and a man is superior to a woman at being a man.” 
     “Thank you” for clarifying so succinctly what many have utterly confused and turned upside down.

     I am grateful to God for the privilege of studying at Moody and becoming a part of the family.

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:6-10

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