October 15, 2017 | Sharad Yadav
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 | Series: Spiritual Friendship
From the earliest explorations of friendship in literature and philosophy people have asked whether men and women can really be friends. The conclusion is almost unanimous - probably not. Traditional cultures warn of the dangers of sex and the insurmountable differences between men and women. Modern secular cultures tend to emphasize the absolute sameness of men and women along with the need to protect against any threats to personal freedom. The former envisions women dependent upon men, the latter envisions men and women independent of one another. The gospel Paul preached envisions something else entirely.