Guest Post by Julie Meyer Taylor I spent the first twenty or so years of my life in an intensive study of the Bible. I attended Christian school where I memorized Bible verses every week, sang hymns every day, and read the Bible as part of our language arts curriculum. My parents read Bible passages at dinner and Bible stories at bedtime. I […]
Egalitarianism·Equality·Race Issues in the Church·Stories and Testimonies·Women of Color·Women of the Bible
The Bible is the mirror image we are to look in daily to be reminded who we are and whose we are. It is crucial that our leaders look into this mirror and tell us ALL of what they see. Because these stories are the DNA and legacy the next generation of world Christians will be carrying. I desire the greater church to find their inheritance and identity in Christ more than I was ever given opportunity, as a young woman of color, throughout my biblical pursuit and training. In order to do that, I believe church leaders will need to see themselves as the appointed Storytellers they are. Telling the full story of Jesus that includes women who bore many colors.
By limiting a girl’s education and teaching her this toxic, oppressive theology, it creates a perfect storm that makes it very difficult for a SAHD to escape—even as a grown woman. By leaving or rejecting this ideology, women (and men) risk losing entire families, church families/support, community with people they have known their whole lives—it is a form of excommunication.
I’ve shared bits and pieces of my own personal story here and why I’m so passionate about spreading the dangers of complementarianism. My husband and I went through a very, very dark period of 5 years. We had always functioned as a team. And then, because of complementarianism in our lives (we had no idea […]
As someone who was once trapped by a theology that often demeans, dismisses, and degrades women, then backs it all up in the name of God, I understand the hurt, pain, and confusion it can cause. Once I began to research the Bible for myself, it didn’t take long to realize that perhaps the degree […]