Jesus Valued Women (and why that matters)

Reblogging this post from rethink ( Jeffery has made some intriguing observations here. Thoughts? What progress has the church made to date in its view of women and the improvement of women’s status? What progress is yet to be made?


In the past century we’ve seen a huge improvement in women’s rights in our society. I would argue we aren’t quite where we should be; however we are not where we once were.

What surprises me is some of the loudest voices against some progress is Christians. Now I’m not interested in making a political statement…well okay, I am interested in making some kind of political statement. But I’m not interested in delving into specific issues. I know there is plenty of debate over certain issues not aligning with Christianity. However at the heart of the movement I believe is God’s heart. Sure, some of the issues might be off track, but that doesn’t mean we discount the whole thing.

I’ve had a relatively large shift in my theology over the past year or so on this topic. This has largely come from being challenged by the doors that Jesus…

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