Current Preaching Series
A study of the BOOK OF RUTH
During the 2019 Oscars a short film called “Period. End of Sentence,” won the Oscar for best documentary short subject. This movie focuses on a small rural village in India where women and girls face judgement and shaming for menstruation. The film talks about how these women having limited access to pads, and explores how a new machine allowed the women to manufacture their own pads and fight for menstrual equality as well as girls’ rights to formal education. Can you imagine in this day and age women are treated like this? After reading that last bit you maybe shaking your head and cluck your tongue, going shame, shame, shame. But the truth is we are not exempt from similar issues. From domestic violence, to the stories of abuse that have come from the #metoo movement, to the battle for equal rights and pay, women have had the tough end of the stick.
And our churches have fallen short too.
When we talk about the heroes of faith we talk about men right, Moses, David, Abraham, Jacob and Issac, what about the women of faith found in the bible? Why do we not talk about the