I’d first like to start with an apology. My mission trip to Haiti impaired my ability to keep up with certain aspects of this project more that I anticipated.
Nonetheless, there were some incredible posts that came in!
This week was GENDER WEEK, the third of the six-week series of discussions on various sex-related topics.
As you look through each of the posts in this series, I hope that you see a bit of a trend emerging. At first glance it would seem that the posts are overly skewed towards the discussion of female gender roles and issues. However, I definitely learned a great deal about what it means to be a man… and yes, even (umm.. especially) while reading the posts about women.
Here’s a quick recap of the posts that we saw come in this week:
- On Being a Woman
Suzie Lind kicks us off a little early by asking her readers, “What do you think it means to be a woman?”
- Oh, Eve
Suzie Lind continues her discussion with a focus on women walking in redemption rather than walking in the fall.
- women Asian American Christian ministry leaders
DJ Chuang discuses the impact that women (particularly Asian American women) have in the church today. While this post wasn’t tagged as being a part of this project, it is very relevant to the discussion.
- Men become better men in the company of Good Men
Dan Rodriguez briefly discuses details of his workshop for #ICSEX in Las Vegas! It sounds like it’ll be a very interesting discussion!
- Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Suzie Lind continues her series by talking about how God used women throughout the Bible as instruments of redemption.
- Raising Women
Sarah Markley talks about being a woman who is raising girls. She struggles with the question about how to teach them something that she’s still learning herself.
- Mad Men
Suzie Lind shared this link to a post by a co-worker that seemed relevant to our #ICSEX Gender Week discussion. While this is not officially tagged as being a part of this blogging series, it provides an interesting perspective on gender roles in ministry.
- #ICSEX – What is a Man?
Seiji Yamashita discusses his personal struggles in doing what society would say it takes to become a man, and in the processes begins to answer the questions about what it really means to be one.
- a hermeneutic on gender and ministry [#ICSEX]
Dan King (me) looks to exegetical study of the scripture to help us understand controversial issues like, ‘women don’t talk in church’.
- Gender Preference, Exclusion, or Oppression?
Charles Lee (our fearless @theideacamp leader) talks about being intentional about diversity, especially as it relates to including women in our work/ministry.
Let’s keep this conversation going… Which of these posts impacted you the most? Why? What other perspectives on gender do you think are important to share/consider?
Coming up next: Orientation – Week beginning Sunday, August 22nd
Same-sex attraction is likely one of the most controversial issues that the church deals with today. Is it okay to be gay/lesbian and be a Christian? More importantly how should the church respond to people who live with same-sex attraction? This discussion will focus on reconciliation… with the Word AND with people. This is a good opportunity to build a bridge to those who have been alienated by the church for a very long time. If you’re interested in participating in this conversation, then let us know in the comments or contact @bibledude on Twitter.
Are you enjoying this conversation? Then consider coming to !C//SEX Las Vegas on 9.27.10. Register now! And if you comment on this post, then I’ll send you a special 10% discount registration code!