Something I’m listening to
Since dipping my toe into the podcast waters, I’ve discovered that Australian Christian women are podcasting. Eve Re-loaded by Zhien-U Bakarich and Rebecca Lui, who are both based in Sydney’s south-west, is in its second season, and their podcast covers a wide range of topics. I recently listened to their latest episode on “Climate conscious Christians”. I even subscribed so I won’t miss their next drop.
This 2019 evening seminar featured Australian women and was aimed at women Bible Study leaders. It focused on the fundamental topic of God’s word: Carmelina Read talked about “Why is it central?” Download the audio recording for free.
Lastly, I’ve been listening to Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund on Audible. I started listening to it after a friend told me this book was her favourite read of the last few years and that it made her love Jesus a little bit more. It also happens to be, in my opinion, the perfect companion to the Book of Ruth, which I’ve been spending a lot of time on as EQUIP21 approaches!
I’m loving the slow pace of the devotions, which were written in the style of the Puritans: each dwell deeply on one verse per chapter. I was excited to find this set of 14 devotions based on the book on Spotify. Each devotion is a few minutes long and they give you a taster for each chapter, as well as something beautiful to ponder all day. You might want to buy the book after listening, like I did.
Something I’m reading
This article is by Kevin De Young is adapted from his latest book, Men and Women in the Church (Crossway 2021). In it, De Young addresses a number of common objections to Complementarianism. It’s helpful and refreshing to read a reasoned interpretation (even if you don’t agree).
I think Men and Women in the Church will be my next purchase for my bed stand “to-read” pile.
Something from the archives
P&A has a treasure trove of good resources on the topic of men and women—many of which were recorded live at P&A events. Here are two very different resources that I’ve found thought-provoking and helpful in stretching my thinking.
This was an elective at the 2016 Annual P&A conference: Claire Smith and Peter Bolt discuss how submission is part and parcel of a relational community.
This was a P&A evening event in 2018: Phillip Jensen explores the history and implications of, perhaps, the greatest cultural change of our generation: the Sexual Revolution.