Academics like to make you think that they arrived at their point of view “objectively” as if they had no “axe to grind”. Thats a lie. Everything is personal. We “see” what we need to see. We view balance as being wherever we are and those to the left and right of us as holding “extreme” or outside the box views. When we disagree with someones view we explain it as being the result of good judgment (on our part) when they disagree with ours we call them ignorant (behind their back of course).
The Resignation of Eve (ROE going forward – its too long to type out every time) was a labor of love. It was inspired by watching my mom suffer lack of opportunity due to unfair systems which are largely in place to help men hold power). Being A Christian I transferred my interest to the church system, which turns out to be in worse shape than the world/secular system when it comes to sharing power.
Church men have maintained this position largely by focusing the conversation on Paul’s teachings. I find Paul’s teachings and the centuries old arguments that have continued around them uninteresting and unconvincing. I don’t care what you believe about what Paul did or didn’t say (or mean to say), he was a B team player.
What I care about is how Jesus treated women. Since He alone is the Alpha and Omega, the perfect expression of the image of God, and God incarnate I don’t need to know anything other than what he did and how he did it. And if push comes to shove (and with Christians it always does) you need to know that for me, context (the movie/actions) always trumps text (the script/words). Using that as my standard it’s clear to me that women were Jesus favorite group of Outsiders.
Check out the video to the left of this post for more on this and welcome to the party.