Thursday, February 17, 2011
Book Talk Thursday
Today we will be reviewing chapter two. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)
Here is a question that was presented in this chapter- Has the number of mothers in the workforce increased or decreased from 2000-2005? The answer is decreased! I was a bit surprised although I left my teaching job in 2003.
Chanski discusses the three chief dimensions of the creation mandate.
The first is dominion. To subdue and rule. The definition for subdue is to make it serve you by force, to bring something into bondage, to dominate it. The definition for rule is to govern something, to reign or hold sway over it.
The second is procreation. In Genesis 1:28 we are told to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. There have been some negative consequences of this mandate being ignored. Can you guess what they are? Fertility rates have dropped and depopulation has started in some countries.
The third is position. We are all one in Christ, but men and women are different. Men were created to be leaders and women followers. I know that is not very popular these days, but God's Word does not change with culture.
My favorite quote from this chapter is "By rocking the cradle conscientiously, you rule the world profoundly" (Chanski, page 42).
I am linking up with The Chatty Mommy