If you Google “feminism”, it has a simple definition: “The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.”
That sounds like common sense, and it is.
In this week’s episode, Lisa and I discuss feminism.
Before we jump into that, we both share our favorite “girl power” song. (The genres do not match our geographical location – you’ve been warned.)
Next we jump into the history of feminism, the definition of feminism, and what feminism is now. Then we move on to the big topic: Why do Christian women join up with feminism, and should we?
Articles we discuss:
At last weekend’s Roundtable, the women gathered in my living room discussed goals and resolutions. Should Christians set them? Why or why not? We came to the conclusion that while goals can be beneficial for believers, they must be rooted in something far deeper than the typical new-year’s change.
But we also landed on a point I’ve been mulling over for the last few days. Most goals are about improving ourselves. We want to lose weight, eat well, improve family relationships, and read more. None of these things are wrong. But when we look across the goals we set as people of God we should ask ourselves: Why all the self-improvement? Is this what Christians are called to pursue?
When we met and first married, my husband knew much less about the Bible than I did. I’d just spent four years getting a degree in religion from our Christian alma mater; his degree is in engineering. I’d just spent 24 years being discipled by parents who intentionally taught me the Word of God; he’d committed to following Christ wholeheartedly in the last three years. We entered marriage equally yoked in love for God and desire to serve Him, but I was, and still am, the more biblically-knowledgeable person of our pair.
For our second episode in our “How Do We” series on the podcast, Lisa and I are discussing Bible study. How should we approach the Bible? What does Bible study look like with small children? What are some of our favorite resources?