Priscilla & Aquila evening seminar, “Do widows matter today?”, 2 May 2019.
The world for women has changed. Marriage and motherhood have been replaced by divorce and independence. Living alone is becoming normal. Is God still a “defender of widows”? Does true religion still involve “visiting widows and orphans”? Does the church still have a responsibility for its widows—and if so, what is it?
The aim of this talk is to understand the Bible’s view of widowhood, and see the world today—and a widow’s place in it—from the viewpoint of the Bible. Some helpful resources for the care of widows are given at the beginning of the talk—especially in the interview that was presented prior to the talk.