Women and the Church

10 Things The Bible Teaches About Women

I can’t remember where I came across this video, but Aric Clark made me think outside my evangelical fundy box when it comes to what the Bible teaches about women.  I couldn’t find anything about Aric except from his Twitter profile: Social Justice Cleric and he’s in Kathi’s area – Portland.

Edited to add:  I found Aric blogs at Two Friars and a Fool. Check it out!

15 thoughts on “10 Things The Bible Teaches About Women”

  1. Only TEN positive messages in the whole book to counteract the hundreds of negative messages against women . . . how depressing. As I’ve stated before, that book was written BY men FOR men – what would anyone expect??


  2. I believe that God puts women in positions in which they discover what is within themselves, capable of any task. For years, I relied on the Bible and evangelical Christianity to format a role for myself in family, church, society. Now life and beliefs have collided. For the remaining years walking on this side of eternity, the path I follow will be no longer directed by that which is outside of me. I understand how women follow the Bible and evangelical Christianity. I tried it. Set free from that now. As for the video content. Except for the descriptors of “gotta” and others that seem like a mandated adverb like it can be no other way, I could sit through this without hitting pause.


  3. This was good! I would add that in 1 Corinthians 12 we are told that the Spirit bestows gifts upon people. The chapter starts with, “Now about spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters…” The spirit does not bestow gifts based upon specific body parts. So, yes, a woman can give a message of knowledge. Verse 11: “All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.”


  4. Yes, Selah,

    I appreciated your thought: “I believe that God puts women in positions in which they discover what is within themselves, capable of any task.” Exactly right!
    Women have arisen to the occasion in many places and in many cultures and have amazed themselves once they have gotten into the task that has presented itself.

    Here are a few sayings that I have posted on my fridge to remind myself and to share with others.

    “It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally.
    It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.”

    Madeleine L’Engle

    I like this Thomas Edison quote:

    “If we all did the things we are capable of doing . . . we would literally astound ourselves.” 🙂

    Here is a thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    “Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

    Yes, even in so many stifling circumstances, women have taken courage and have gone forward in so many areas–and have left a trail for others to follow!

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  5. Isn’t it Barb O? I am thinking that we should commission Rachel Stone’s dad to do a cartoon of our own Julie Anne!


  6. Thanks everyone for engaging my video! Glad to find a new site working to prevent abuse in all its varieties, domestic and spiritual.


  7. Thanks, Aric, for stopping by. I really enjoyed your video. Thanks for encouraging women! Sorry, I had meant to tweet and tag you, but it slipped my mind, so I’m glad you found the blog. 🙂


  8. Thanks Aric! Great job with the video and blog. Really enjoyed it. Your delivery and expressions are really great.

    “Velour” in California


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