In anticipation of SheLeads 2017, this week’s free resource is Carolyn Custis James’ talk, “The Blessed Alliance,” from last year’s Summit.
You can access all of the SheLeads 2016 Recordings HERE.
About the Resource
From the beginning of time, God’s strategy for getting things done in his world was for his image bearers—male and female—to serve him together. That powerful alliance, which God blessed, broke apart in the fall. The world and the church have suffered the consequences ever since.
Jesus came to reunite and redeploy that Blessed Alliance. This calling redefines leadership in kingdom terms, binds us together in rich diversity, and asks more of all of us.
About the Speaker
Carolyn Custis James (BA in Sociology, MA in Biblical Studies) is an award winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world. As a cancer survivor, she is grateful to be alive and determined to address the issues that matter most.
She is a Missio Alliance Leading Voice and also writes for Huffington Post/Religion. Her speaking and writing ministry is dedicated to addressing the deeper needs which confront both women and men as they endeavor to extend God’s kingdom together in a messy and complicated world.
Carolyn’s books have been described as “provocative,” “honest,” and “ground-breaking.”
Carolyn is an adjunct faculty member at BTS (Biblical Theological Seminary) in Pennsylvania and a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament. In 2013, Christianity Today named her one of the 50 evangelical women to watch. She speaks regularly at church conferences, colleges and other Christian organizations both in the US and abroad and is a visiting lecturer at various theological seminaries. She has been interviewed by the Associated Press and National Public Radio.
Books from Carolyn
Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World (2015)
~Christianity Today 2016 Book of the Year—Her.meneutics Category~
~Missio Alliance—Best 10 Books of 2015~
Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women (2011)
~2012 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year~
The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules (2008)
Understanding Purpose (2006)
Lost Women of the Bible: The Women We Thought We Knew (2005)
When Life and Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference (2001)