Sunday, March 12, 2006

podcast: women, the emerging church and male cultures

Here is a podcast I did with Jenny McIntosh . In a first podcast Jenny describes the ministry of Spirited Exchanges as a ministry to those outside the church. Download file: ethos of Spirited Exchanges: 2 mins : 600K

In a second podcast Jenny and I talk about women and the emerging church. We identify three ways in which the emerging church can exclude women;
– in the way the Bible is used
– in not seeking representation in speaking and in leadership
– in continuing a “culture”, patterns of being and talking, that are male in nature.
Jenny and I then discuss one thing men could do and one thing women could do to increase the place of women in the emerging church. I’m biased but I think it’s one of the most helpful and challenging conversations I’ve had in a long time and I think anyone serious about the future of the emerging church needs to listen and ponder. Download file : women and the emerging church : 9 mins : 2.5 MB

Posted by steve at 04:47 PM


  1. Cheers Steve. I shall very much enjoy listening to both of these podcasts. Well done. Sad we won’t get to do a U2 Spirituality podcast in Auckland.

    Comment by paul — March 13, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  2. Thanks for doing this – just listened to women and the emerging churches and hope to use it at college (seminary) – I am in a year group of three females to one male and the issues talked about I can resonate with from observations, discussione etc etc – it is the emphasis on culture that is the key for me…

    Comment by Nigel — March 15, 2006 @ 3:02 am

  3. Hi Steve, I resonated with Jenny. We have such a long way to go. It is hard not to sound like a woman carping when discussing this issue. I liked what Jenny had to say.

    Comment by Sandy — January 10, 2011 @ 10:19 am

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