This week’s podcast episode is a wonderful conversation with Christine Redwood, who has just completed a PhD which we explore in this conversation. Christine’s the Lead Pastor at Seaforth Baptist Church, and her research examined feminist readings of stories of women in the Old Testament book of Judges and how this might relate to women leading and preaching in the Church today.
Fair warning, these are some graphic, R-rated Bible stories. And to hear some of the ways feminist scholars read them was super interesting.
As our conversation progressed we got into some fascinating questions around God and gender pronouns, the Bible and its patriarchal context, and the dynamics of being part of a diverse movement (in this case Baptists) while outworking your convictions in a particular, local context.
I got so much out of chatting with Christine, and I hope you will too. I think there’s a lot of gold here whether you are leading in an established church context or you’ve left mainstream church settings. I also think there’s so much here for you regardless of your gender. I’m a firm believer that when we talk about the place of women in the Bible, the Church, the pulpit etc — men, we need to show up to these conversations and actively listen.
Personally, I reckon the conversations taking place on this podcast are really important. If you think so too, would you consider sharing this episode on your social media or with someone who you think would particularly benefit from it? Thanks so much.
Click here to listen to this episode, or use the podcast player below – Episode title: ‘Christine Redwood on women, the Bible and the pulpit.’