We don’t live in the culture that originally received the Word of God. If we are to grasp this text, we must also understand some of the cultural connotations within. To help us, historian and professor Dr. Mark Chavalas joins us today.
From time to time throughout this series, we’ll release bonus episodes consisting of interviews with experts who are able to bring a little more nuance and depth to some of the themes and characters in the books we’re studying than I’m able to teach in a single episode about that book.
In this first Bonus Episode in our Cover to Cover series, I spoke with with Dr. Michael Lawson about the creation of Eve and the first marriage.
Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the word of God is living and active, and that it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. If this is true, how important might the study of God’s Word truly be in relation to the health and strength of our marriages? What if the more we delve into God’s Word, the more happy, healthy, and holy our marriages become?
The Bible opens with a marriage and closes with a marriage, and there are stories permeating the entire text about good and bad examples of marriage. Certainly God cares about your marriage and has plans to use your marriage for His eternal purpose and plan. But God’s Word doesn’t speak on it’s own, you have to open it, read it, study it, and apply it. But how do we do it? Join Michael and Cindy as they discuss just that.
In all of scripture, God asks man to keep one covenant. It’s not a covenant of salvation or a covenant of good works; it’s the covenant of marriage. As we dream up, plan, and prepare for our wedding ceremonies, what’s really going on behind the scenes as God prepares to join two sinful human beings together, supernaturally making two become one?
In a culture that worships independence, what exactly does “two becoming one” mean or even look like in today’s Christian marriage? In this broadcast, join Michael and Cindy’s discussion about why we get married and God’s true purpose for marriage.
Why does the woman drop her maiden name and take on the husband’s last name? This isn’t a “man’s world” cultural tradition. It’s a biblical concept. In this broadcast/podcast, Michael takes us back to the creation story in Genesis and shows us the Biblical perspective on a shared last name.
When a male leads on the ballroom dance floor, he leads with strength and clear cues so his partner knows what steps she’ll take next. The female dancer has to place complete confidence and trust in her male counterpart, as much of the time she is being led to dance backwards. When Michael and Cindy first took dance lessons, they noticed that a lot of their interaction on the dance floor was very symbolic of their roles in marriage. Hear more in this podcast/broadcast about submission in marriage and on the dance floor.