Year of Biblical Womanhood Giveaway

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

23 Responses

  1. Jeff Misener says:

    SOunds like a book I should be reading very soon …

  2. Courtney G says:

    I’m certainly intrigued after following your posts about this book 🙂

  3. Anneke says:

    Hi Ryan! You’ve written a whole bunch of great posts lately. I really like the one about loving the bible for what it is. We so easily fall into the trap of stating what we think “biblical womanhood” is… or of note lately “biblical politics”. There are many issues for which it’s possible to pull nearly any viewpoint that we want from the bible. We could use the bible to argue for a each person providing for themselves (a more republican view) or we can use it to argue that we should be taking care of others (a more democratic view). We can use the bible to argue that women should be silent, submissive and will be saved by reproducing, and we can use the bible to say the women should stand up for truth and be leaders in the church.

    The problem that I’m struggling with is how do I know what’s true? I do believe there is one truth – that God does have an opinion on how I live my life. But when I’m reading the bible, I’m wearing the filtering sunglasses of my culture and background, and it’s simply not possible for me (or anyone) to read the bible objectively.

    • You’ve succinctly stated what the central problem is facing the postmodern church. I don’t think we need to rush to hard postmodernism which essentially believes that even if there is such a thing as truth there is no way to know it. But I do think we need to reach soft postmodernism to acknowledge that our perception of truth is always filtered. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we aren’t still seeing truth (and conversely, lies) but we need humility, which includes talking to others about how they understand something, rather than the modern arrogance of certainty.

  4. I’d love to have a copy of the book to gift to a friend for Christmas.

  5. Shannon Craig says:

    I have been hearing a ton about this book and am dying to read it!

  6. Jillian Wilsman says:

    I LOVE Rachel Held Evans’ blog, and can’t wait to read her book!

  7. I’ve heard a lot about this book, so I’m looking forward to reading it!

  8. I want to read Rachel’s book as soon as I can afford to get it, so winning it would be great! 🙂

  9. Misty Prochaska says:

    Would love so much to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Alexandria Lippold says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book! 🙂

  11. Juli Litchford says:

    Please add my entry. Have tweeted and posted to fb. I don’t use google+. Blessings!

  12. I’ve been looking forward to reading it!

  13. Seth Heasley says:

    Love to get a copy of this book!

  14. Aaron Carr says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity, Ryan!

  15. I’d love to win a copy!

  16. jennybek says:

    I’ve done all 4! I would LOVE to have this book!!! I’ve been wanting to get it, but haven’t been able to yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Nancy D says:

    I’ve read some reveiws of it and am very intrigued.

  18. Jeremy G says:

    Hooray for free things! I cannot promise that Anneke will try to follow her own personal year of Biblical womanhood… but I can promise… that I like winning things.

  19. Kateri says:

    Would love to win a copy.
    I tweeted a few days ago and meant to leave a comment, but got distracted. Just went over and liked on facebook.

  20. Connie says:

    Also tweeted. Thanks for doing this!

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