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Is Peter Insulting Women? (Part 1)

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My Tapestry post for the week:

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Was the apostle Peter a misogynist? In response to this question one writer said, “99% of people in his culture were—so sure.” If we take Peter’s words at face value, we might think so. In his first epistle he writes some instruction that can trip up the twenty-first-century reader. After telling slaves how to deal with unjust masters, he adds this word to the wives:
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. And let not your adornment be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality
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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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“I was a broken mess. I did not want to lose everything that I loved. But the voice of God sang a sanguine love song in the rubble of my world.”

While
in her thirties, Dr. Rosaria Champagne held a tenured position at Syracuse
University, owned two houses with her lesbian partner, modeled hospitality to
students, and rescued abandoned and abused dogs. An English professor with
expertise in Feminist Studies and Gender Studies, she tried to live ethically and enjoyed classrooms
bursting with students eager to hear her speak. But then she encountered
something that turned her world upside down: Christianity. And the experience
felt anything like “a wonderful plan.” In her words, it felt more like “a train
wreck.”

In
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert:An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith, Rosaria (now Rosaria
Champagne Butterfield) tells the story of her tortuous journey of repentance,
worldview clashes,
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Miss Representation

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Tonight we watched an 88-minute documentary, Miss Representation, about how the media’s often disparaging portrayals of women contribute to the under-representation of females in positions of high responsibility, creating another generation of women defined by beauty and sexuality, and not by their capacity as leaders. 

Controversial. Thought-provoking. A real discussion-starter.

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