Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla is Professor of Homiletics and Theology, and Academic Dean at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico.
So many wedding ceremonies contain the familiar words, “Love is patient, love is kind,” that we may not hear them anymore. However, the effect of words absorbed into a culture can be more dangerous than words heard for the first time. Goitía Padilla explores 1 Corinthians 13 through a lens of law and gospel and gender analysis. How can we hear Christ in this text while avoiding reinscribing harmful gender roles in our communities?