Seminar – Liberated

On Monday, we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention. For the next few weeks, we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.

Karen Soole, from Lancaster, will be leading a seminar called Liberated: How the Bible exalts and dignifies women.

What is the seminar about?

Equality for all people is a foundational principle in our culture and embedded in our law. However religion is often blamed for promoted inequality especially towards women. What are we to do when the world says the Bible’s view of women is utterly abhorrent? What are we to make of passages that make us fear they might be right?

Who is the seminar for?

This is for every woman! It aims to give us confidence that God is good for women. However, it is also aimed to help us explain that truth to our friends.

Why is this area important?

Through church history some things have been taught that have undermined women. We can fear that the bible rather than being liberating is in fact the cause of oppression. We can especially struggle with some of the teaching in the Old Testament or feel trapped by stereotypes.
It is important for us in our walk with Jesus to be confident in God’s love and the value he places on women.
It matters for our friends who come from a feminist perspective and are suspicious of the bible. As we grow in confidence in the bible we will be able to share the gospel more confidently with those who fear the bible is sexist.

Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention are you looking forward to and why?

I’m really looking forward to being with my Scottish sisters in Edinburgh – wonderful fellowship in a
beautiful city!

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite here