Gender Inequality Meets Union with Christ

by J. R. Daniel Kirk | July 31, 2013

How do we read and apply the Bible when we come to it with different assumptions than the ones that were current at the time it was written? Sometimes our assumptions need to be reworked, but sometimes our assumptions, such as the inherent equality, dignity, worth, and capability of men and women, are more in step with the gospel than those of the first century Roman world. This recording digs into the most important texts for understanding the ancient assumptions, shows how those assumptions at times influence how New Testament writers speak about gender, and develops some interpretive practices that can help the church embody the equality that is ours in Christ rather than allowing ancient values about gender to have the last word.