Kicking off a four part series on gender and sexuality, the team begins with an in-depth discussion on gender roles and binaries, and sexism in the church and society. They talk about why we might need to revise our thinking on legacies, and maybe, just maybe, why we might need to move past the binary view of gender altogether. They conclude the episode with a ridiculous game of Would You Rather that includes a brief foray into the benefits of time travel, polka music and heavy breathing.
- Host Check In (00:21)
- Discussion on Gender Roles and Binaries (05:41)
- Would You Rather (48:22)
Gender Roles and Binaries Discussion
An Irenicon Blog Post: The Baby Makin’, Prone-to-Evil, “Other” Gender: Woman by Allen O’Brien … tracing Aristotle’s thoughts on gender and their impact upon church history through Thomas Aquinas and the witch hunts of the Middle Ages.
Organization: BanBossy.com – When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
Book – Amazon Affiliate Link: A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilbur … Jeff refers to the first couple chapters of this book where an argument is made that certain gender roles came from need and over time turned to hierarchy.
Biblical Commentary: The Pastoral Epistles (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) by George W. Knight III … Specifically the commentary on the book of Titus.
Book – Amazon Affiliate Link: Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick Cheng
Would You Rather Segment
A big thank you to Mike Golin for our intro and outro music. Check out his band Soulwise.
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