10/1/08

Feminism vs. Biblical Femininity


I am thankful for and admire The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, which stands for biblical truth concerning gender. It’s not easy to stand for biblical roles in a society where radical feminism and even “soft feminism” have dominated the culture for so long.

In a complementary vein, thousands of women from across the country will meet in Chicago, October 9-11, to seek God for two things: revival in our nation and a return to the biblical standard of womanhood. America has surely experienced fallout, to one degree or another, from the feminist agenda of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even recent years. The women at True Woman ‘08 will pray for a spiritual revolution among their Christian sisters that will affect their homes, churches, and ultimately, the heartbeat of America.

Nancy DeMoss of Revive Our Hearts Ministries has long called for a counter-cultural movement among women that would return them to biblical thinking regarding their God-given gender and roles. At True Woman ’08, she and others—Pastor John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Mary Kassian, Janet Parshall, Fern Nichols, and Karen Loritts—will explore what God is saying to this generation of women, and especially, Christian women.

I am thankful for the calling of God on my life as a woman. I am grateful that God gifted me uniquely and has a purpose for my life. I grieve for women I encounter every day who have not understood the uniqueness of their feminine identity—women who do not understand how—in their distinctive role and function—they are an image-bearer of the Creator. Rather than feminism, I am called to biblical femininity. It is a powerful choice to embrace God’s design.

Join me in praying for these women in Chicago as they consider the call of God on their lives, and how God might send them out as messengers of truth in the days ahead.

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