Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

salt-and-light-bernie-rosageDid anyone ever tell you it seems you have another focus that is more important to you than Jesus?

“It seems that feminism is more important to you than Jesus.”
“Why do you blog on egalitarianism? Why not blog on Jesus instead?”


But the question is stranger than it sounds: Nobody actually only talks about Jesus, all aspects of Jesus, and nothing else.

Your practical service to the world may lie in being a truck driver, a school teacher, or a computer technician. You may need to write vehicle log books, report cards, or job cards without the word “Jesus” on them. Marriage counselors will talk more about communication and the right attitude towards one particular human than about the life of Jesus.

Why be an architect or an admin clerk, a fisher or a farmer, a loving mother or a legal advisor, a ditch digger or drama teacher, if the world needs Jesus more than buildings, sorted paperwork, food, human care, legal advice, ditches or acting? Because following Jesus does not mean doing nothing except sitting with Jesus and talking to him, but making Jesus and His work your motivation behind everything you do, being salt and light in the power of Jesus.

As such, if I preach feminism (equality between men and women, freedom from male oppression), I only need to show the world that the freedom and equality I preach is from God. If it is, then promoting this is living as the salt and the light for the world. It is bringing the truth and love of God to a broken world. Christians close to me may tell me God is calling me to other things (too?), but as for the rest:

Rom 14:4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall.

Do not tell us Christian egalitarians to talk only of Jesus. This is our way of being salt and light.


Note: The picture is a painting by Bernie Rosage, found on the Internet. Text and frame by the blog owner.


Comments on: "Why preach feminism when the world needs Jesus?" (2)

  1. You’re absolutely right, Retha. Every now and then I’ve asked myself if I should be writing on something other than egalitarianism, and occasionally if do. But I’ve come to realise that true equality in Christ is a work of the Holy Spirit, and that the freedom and equality I preach is indeed from God. We are doing kingdom work.

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  2. Well said, Retha. Everything we do should be of Christ, and if it is then it’s always about Jesus. Fighting the good fight of honoring women and men as equal members of God’s kingdom is surely of Christ.

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