11:3 Restoration: What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet.” 

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

In the days prior to launching this blog, we already had several teachings ready to go, with several more in the pipeline; there was no lack of content, and we all had a fairly clear idea how we would all contribute to this project to see it take flight. It was a fairly smooth, seamless process, with just one small snag: we didn’t have a name. As a leadership team, we deliberated over group chat, quite extensively, what to call this new ministry which we had intended to build together. Although there never was a clear consensus, someone suggested the name “11:3 Restoration,” based on 1 Corinthians 11:3, in which the apostle Paul writes,

“But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 11:3 (NASB)

I objected.