People often say, God is love. But when you think of God’s love, what does that mean to you? My guest is Michael Card, author of the new book Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness.Listen Now
Why Intersex Christian Slip Through the Pew Cracks: Lianne Simon Shares Her story of Fraught Faith Amidst the Culture Wars.
“Intersex is a broad label for people with differences of sex development (DSDs)—people whose bodies show physical characteristics of both male and female.” – Intersex and Faith In this latest Betwixt Podcast episode, Deb Gregory talks with Lianne Simon about her experience as a Christian intersex woman.Listen Now
Near the end of the twentieth century, the Functional View of the Image of God emerged with virtual consensus among Old Testament scholars. The discovery of ancient texts which used “image of God” language in reference to kings and cult images led scholars to recast the imago Dei in terms of how a king or priest functions as a royal representation of God.Listen Now
Sex Difference & the Image of God with Megan DeFranza (Part 4: Image of God & the Feminine Experience)
Theologian Megan DeFranza is a bridge-builder in a war zone. As culture battles rage around issues of gender and sexuality, Megan assists Christian communities through controversial conversations related to sex, gender, and sexuality.Listen Now
In conversation with Church Historian Dr. Hannah Hunt, we explore the Substantive view of the imago Dei with an eye to Hellenistic influences on early Christian thought. These cultural and theological views led many virtuous women to reject their feminine bodies, forsake marriage and to perform spirituality through masculinization.Listen Now
“When our understanding of the imago Dei is refracted through a warped philosophical glass and skewed Biblical understanding, the result is that our image, and especially the images of women and minorities along the margins, is tarnished and distorted.”Listen Now