Amy Lepine Peterson:
I had always considered myself a feminist because of books I read growing up. I also considered myself a follower of Jesus, but I found that for some people in the church, feminist was a dirty word. Within conservative evangelical circles, feminism seemed to have a much stricter definition than it did within academia or in popular culture: to the church, feminism meant being pro-abortion and anti-family. Feminists were man-haters and probably lesbians. To the church, feminism was purely an enemy.
Over the years, this cognitive dissonance between what I believed about feminism and what the conservative evangelical church said about feminism started to bother me more and more.
So I’m writing today with a plea. Can we reconsider what feminism means in popular culture today, and how it might relate to our faith?
The ePub edition of 1-2 Peter by R.C. Sproul is featured in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Also on sale:
- God in our Midst by Daniel R. Hyde (ePub download)
- A Shattered Image teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio download)
- How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home by Derek Thomas (ePub download)
$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 Eastern.
If you’ve watched ESPN at any point in the last week, you know Michael Jordan just turned 50. With six NBA titles, five MVPs, ten scoring titles, 14 All-Star appearances, and many other feats posterized on my childhood bedroom wall, Jordan’s legacy on the basketball court is unmatched. But life off the court, particularly since his final retirement in 2003, hasn’t been so pristine.
In anticipation of Jordan’s 50th birthday, ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson spent some time with Number 23. The product is an Outside the Lines article titled “Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building,” a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mind of the man who revolutionized the world of sports.
You probably have a Facebook account (mine is here), your church probably has a Facebook page (ours is here) but I noticed something pretty incredible on Facebook yesterday that I hadn’t seen before. Facebook is taking recognition and recommendation to a whole new level!
You know how it works: You post a link on your Facebook page, your friends click the link or like the link, they might share the link with their friends. Great.
But what if the link is related to someone else’s content or page? What if Facebook could recognize the content of the link and recommend a page where you can get connected to more of that person’s content.
People of the internet, welcome to the future!