It seems that in many Christian communities being a “biblical man” or a “biblical woman” is just as high of a priority, if not more so, than being a biblical person. How did we come to the conclusion that men and women are to imitate Christ in different ways? I’d like to know where people see Jesus mentioning or even emphasizing that a man’s highest calling is to be a leader and a decision-maker, and a woman’s highest calling is to be a nurturer and “advice-giver”. From what I know about the life of Jesus, he called us to love God and love others selflessly. That’s all Jesus seemed to really care about.
But Jesus Feminists are not called to be finger-pointers, accusers, or angry rabble-rousers. We are called to the “hard, unsexy work of setting things right slowly with little visible success.”
Instead of simply being counter-cultural, let’s counter the fallen and broken aspects of all cultures, even Church cultures. But while we do so, let’s honor and build upon the redemptive glimpses of God that we find.
About six months ago a group of people committed to do ‘what they could, with what they had, where they were’ to address gender inequality and hierarchy in the Church, something that contradicts Christ’s command that “it will not be so among you” in Matthew 20:26. As a part of that commitment, juniaproject.com was launched. […]