Happy Friday! Another great week of posts speaking out against patriarchy and lifting up the biblical ideal of mutuality in marriage and leadership. Be encouraged, dear friends.
One can only imagine the honor of hearing the stories of one of the most outstanding women God has given to the world, and what a debt we owe to her. Christian history, it seems, is built off the deeds of such women.
I think many Christians are becoming more aware of racial and class privilege, but I don’t see the same level of awareness about male privilege in Christian circles.
Would God have called Deborah to the position of a judge in Israel if God deemed it wrong for a woman to have authority over a man? It is obvious that God has equipped and raised up women for leadership, not only for Israel, but also for the church.
There is nothing whatsoever in the expression ezer kenegdo that implies a subordination of women. Instead, it has the meanings of strength and similarity.
This Week on the Scroll
Liberian women created a movement of liberation during the civil war, and after it, they are creating a movement of sustainability, peace, and equality. This movement has intense religious ties, as ordinary market women realized the change that they could bring to their country.
Few imagined they might make a difference in a world as corrupt as Catherine’s. And though Catherine preferred a life of prayer and solitude to public service, it was during prayer that she understood God was calling her to publicly confront abusive leaders. While she feared her gender might be an impediment, God assured Catherine that God had created both man and woman and pours out favor according to God’s purposes.
Along with church history are facts and figures of scientific importance and world events as they occurred in the timeline of each volume. Fascinating reading made all the more gripping because it is all a ‘true story’.
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