Here’s the thing that makes someone like Rachel important for the church today: she’s putting into words the very questions and issues that many women (and men) have been asking and thinking about for years but haven’t been able to discuss openly.
- What does it look like to be a biblical woman?
- How much should a Christian marriage imitate the stories found in the Bible?
- When are the Bible’s teachings about women culturally limited?
- Why do we apply certain parts of the Bible literally and not others?
These questions tie into some of the most heated debates in the church today. And even if these questions aren’t always being asked out in the open, they are simmering beneath the surface in just about every church.