Thursday, August 23, 2007
Leslie Goldman at The Huffington Post has an article on a ... unique ... degree course. It seems that the great state of Texas, home to such scholars as George W. Bush and Dr. Don McLeroy, has a certain institution of higher learning that is offering a Bachelor of Arts in humanities degree ... with a concentration in homemaking! Here is the course description:
Preparing women to model the characteristics of a Godly woman as outlined in Scripture. This is done through instruction in homemaking skills, developing insights into home and family while continuing to equip women to understand and engage the culture of today. It is unique in that we recognize the need to challenge women both intellectually and practically. It is our mission to equip a woman to impact women and families for Christ.
[O]n this I must plead a bit of ignorance. I was not brought up in this religion and I cannot pretend to understand the link between, as the website preaches, "preparing women to model the characteristics of a Godly woman as outlined in Scripture...through instruction in homemaking skills, developing insights into home and family while continuing to equip women to understand and engage the culture of today." To me, insight and the ability to engage the current culture develop from things like travel, social action, conversations with individuals from diverse backgrounds ... not Advanced PB&J Construction.
To challenge a wife to fulfill divinely-assigned responsibilities to her husband of helping him in the task God has assigned to him and submitting to his leadership in the home and church.