The IF: Gathering is one of the most popular women’s conferences today, and we get asked for our thoughts on it all the time. So after some prayer, and several hours of listening to past livestreams, here you go. We hope that you are not such encouraged and edified, but equipped to be able to answer these kinds of questions for yourself!
Stick around after our IF discussion for a historical and hilarious Feminist of the Week that is unlike any that have come before.
4:23 Joy wants to know what kinds of things make you weepy.
8:09 Why corporate worship is better than worshipping by yourself in the middle of the desert.
11:20 Why discernment is difficult and why doing this podcast wasn’t at the top of our list.
18:28 A few examples of things Jennie Allen has done well with the IF: Gathering, and a few ways that those things are undermined by other aspects of the conference.
24:51 Do women need more emotionalism in their spiritual lives? What is the value of sharing stories of Christians that have endured suffering?
31:00 “God told me”, special revelation, and paraphrases of Scripture that aren’t really paraphrases at all.
35:20 Jennie Allen gets the Trinity wrong (but it may not have been purposeful. Irresponsible, yes. Purposeful? We can’t say!).
37:20 Should husbands “unleash” their wives? What is up with the concept of “unleashing”?
41:00 So, some of what Jennie Allen says is solid. Some of the speakers have been solid. What’s our concern with it, then?
48:27 Joy introduces a really fun Feminist of the Week that hasn’t been like any of the ones before.
Go here for the book review of Jennie Allen’s “Restless” that we recommend.