Should Christians Call God a She? With Clark Bates— The Alisa Childers Podcast #62
Lately I've noticed a trend of Christians referring to God as a "she," or with female pronouns. Is this a biblical way to think about God? What about feminine metaphors for God in Scripture? Is there a tradition in church history we can trace this to? What about the personification of wisdom (Sophia) in the Bible and non-canonical literature? On today's podcast, Clark Bates and I discuss these questions and more, ultimately asking, should Christians call God a she?
Is the Holy Spirit a She? By Bill Mounce
My review of Lisa Gungor's book: Lisa Gungor's Most Beautiful Thing: And Ode to Relativism
Greek Grammar and the Personality of the Holy Spirit, Bulletin for Biblical Research by Dan Wallace
2/14/2020 12:02:36 pm
Thank you for this! I’ve seen this a lot recently and thanks to The Shack have ended up in arguments with fellow Christians about whether it was appropriate to call God or the Holy Spirit a woman. I appreciate this podcast and the work you’re doing!
2/16/2020 10:39:34 am
Most of the pronouns in the Bible refer to God as male. Jesus refers to him as Father. I will defer to the gotquestions.org site. The answer is long so I didn't copy and paste.
5/1/2020 11:29:57 pm
Could you post the link for the article on gotquestions website? Thanks
2/16/2020 04:03:09 pm
I'm with you Alisa! Jesus is my Lord and He referred to God as "Father." For me, that's it! Thank you for another great podcast!
2/19/2020 02:19:20 pm
I have recently encountered 'Progressive Christian' teaching at a course/bible study...initially I felt uncomfortable and knew right away that something was just not right...but was not quite sure of what was going on. Outwardly it looked/sounded/claimed to be Christian...but to me, the emphasis seemed to disprove the authenticity of the bible. I encountered terms like...Patriarchy and Toxic masculinity of the OT... that the Exodus was a myth and that we just need to learn moral lessons from these stories...comparing the creation story to Babylonian legend...that the NT was written several hundreds of years after the time of Christ...a discussion on how addressing God as Father or Christ as son may make people uncomfortable, (discussion of gender and feminism)...and so on and so forth...I just cannot enumerate all that I heard...but overall a de-emphasis of sin/repentance...just a call to love, tolerance... a call to community-salvation rather than personal salvation.
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