Oct. 20, 2022

How Old Testament Laws About Women Reveal God's Justice (Part 1)

How are we to make sense of Old Testament Laws about women? Many today claim that God is sexist, wanting men to dominate and control women. What is there to say about such laws?
Today, Levi talks with Dr. Katie McCoy, Assistant Professor of Theology in Women's Studies at the College at Southwestern Seminary. Dr. McCoy holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southwestern. Her dissertation is on Old Testament laws about women's personhood and what they teach us about women's dignity and social justice. Dr. McCoy is also the director of the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Dr. McCoy’s story (1:55)
What you need to know about Old Testament Law (10:00)
What does the Law reveal about the Lawgiver? (13:57)
Making sense of laws concerning menstruation periods (15:40)
Were women punished for giving birth to females? (22:35)

Find out more about the Women’s Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas: https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/womens-ministry

Additional links mentioned in the episode:
How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 1 (Dr. Lynn Cohick) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-1/
How Does God's Mission Include Women? Part 2 (Kristen Padilla) https://www.defendingchristianitypodcast.org/how-does-gods-mission-include-women-part-2/

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