In the next few weeks, we’re going to try and deal with some issues related to gender, leadership, identity, and relationships when it comes to living out the Christian faith and understanding the Bible. If you don’t know already, our denomination, (the BIC – yes, ok, the “B” stands for “Brethren” an older English word for “brothers”. But we do love the Sisterns too!), holds an Egalitarian position on all this stuff. Now if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. Just read some of our Blog posts, listen to some of the audio messages and do a little more digging with the resources we provide and it will become clear.
A while back we did a series called His and Hers that explored the differences between the sexes and how that was all tied up in God’s intention for us. Check it out here. http://www.themeetinghouse.com/pageid/1717/
Another site you might want to check out about all this stuff is one by Rachel Held Evans. She’s cool, not only because she has 3 names, but also because, she’s a strong voice for Biblical Egalitarianism in the Christian community and has a great active Blog.
To get the discussion going, give a listen to the following message from the Drive Home Podcast that supplements the “Living Together as The Church” message. Here we unpack some of the scriptures related to gender roles.
Want to download it? You can find it here. (Right-Click the Drive Home Link.)