6.9.08

Throwing Out Pink and Blue Bible Highlighters

I really enjoyed Molly Aley's

Dropping the Christian F-Bomb (Feminism, Faith, and the Bible)

Throwing Out Pink and Blue Bible Highlighters

That’s why I’m not ashamed to say I’m a Christian feminist. I think being a Christian naturally implies that one will be a feminist. That is to say, one will be for women just as much as one is for men, that one will want to see women liberated to grow and thrive and be the person God has called them to be, in the same way that one will want to see men liberated to grow and thrive and be the person that God has called them to be. There is no pink box and blue box.

The Cross came and destroyed the wall of partition (Ephesians 2:14). What a sad indication of the state of our faith, when instead of setting out to appropriate and live out the call of the Gospel (to relate with love, joy, peace, patience and gentleness towards each other), we choose to build up dividing walls between what God intended to be one. It doesn’t matter if the dividers are for slaves and free, Jew or Greek, Iraqi or American, Democrat or Republican or male and female: it’s antithetical to what Christ did on the Cross. When you find your righteousness in your obedience to your conception of a gender role, you aren’t finding your righteousness in the right place (Galatians 5:1-5).


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