I don’t know about you, but when I hear the phrase “biblical womanhood”, I think of women on Twitter who are upset that there are other groups of women who throw Jane Austen parties to celebrate a time when Biblical womanhood was thing. In fact, we don’t actually think of Bible verses or strong definitions, or something to strive for—we think of how offended the phrase often makes us. It’s truly no wonder, given how confused our generation is about how many genders there are, that the church has drifted toward such animus for the phrase. But we are, after all, the “people of the Book.” We believe that God HAS defined gender for us, and not in such a way as to leave us clueless as to what he requires from us. We CAN know what Biblical womanhood is, and we can honor God when we strive to fulfill our roles as he has defined them.
2:00 All the reasons why Joy would be Rapunzel if she were a Disney princess.
4:00 Trinity College in Dublin smells amazing.
8:50 All the reasons why we need you to subscribe to sheologians.com and share the good stuff (not just our stuff!).
11:42 Why are we talking about “biblical womanhood”?
16:00 Why any discussion of roles has to start in Genesis.
20:00 Gasp! We talk about the s-word.
25:42 The significance of God speaking to women about “adornment” in 1 Peter.
31:10 What are the things that the Bible designates at inherently feminine?
36:45 How women fulfilling their roles is a lynchpin of God’s creation order.
44:10 This is a really obvious statement but….marriage & children don’t make you a woman, and “weaker vessel” is not a dirty phrase.
51:00 Final thoughts and encouragement for women.
54:22 Joy introduces the Feminist of the Week, which is a poll about how you like to eat your bacon.