In Galatians 5:19-20, Paul lists the "works of the flesh," contrasting them to the "fruit of the Spirit" immediately thereafter (Gal. 5:22-23). Among the works of the flesh are hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, and division. Another translation puts it, "People become enemies and they fight; they become jealous, angry, and ambitious. They separate into parties and groups ... I warn you now as I have before: those who do these things will not possess the kingdom of God."
fruit of the spirit
Recently I found a story about a friend from seminary in New York Times.
Kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy. Would you be more likely to describe these character traits as "masculine" or "feminine"?
In a recent post examining the biblical qualities of a leader, I considered the similarity betw
Does it seem curious to you that when the issue of leadership in the church is discussed, gender is frequently cited as a primary element to consider?