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Women in Contemporary Culture
Posted on Jul. 16, 2012 2 Comments
I found the above pictures amusing. I found many others on the internet that were not funny, but quite harsh. It is insightful to see how outsiders look at Christians and our practices. It’s one thing if people want to poke fun at our doctrine of baptism or our desire to help people in neeed. However, when they poke fun at our inconsistencies and traditional practices not based on scripture, we need to pay attention.
The above pictures make fun of some misinterpretations of selected scriptures. The purpose of the 5 lessons presented on “Women in the Life of the Church” was to help us have a better reading and understanding of what the Bible teaches. I don’t mind if I am ridiculed for worshiping a man who has risen from the dead. However, I do get weary of having to explain why we insist on maintaining certain restrictions that are not found in the Bible. Especially, when the restrictions run the risk of being demeaning and insulting.
What do we do next? I’m not sure. Next Sunday evening we will hear “The Voices of Our Sisters” as they speak about their experiences in the Church of Christ. May God give us the guidance for our next steps.