I'll just say it: evangelicals in general seem to be oddly afraid of Mary the Mother of Jesus. Last December, I walked through an enlightening book that sharpened my perspective on Mary—and I'm thrilled to share the discussion again with you this year. This three-part series will open our eyes, challenge our assumptions and hopefully, lead us into a deeper appreciation of how in many ways Mary shattered the mold for women in her culture. Come back Friday, December 19, and Tuesday, December 23, for parts two and three.
The book Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord by Tim Perry shakes us up, moves past our fears, and brings us Mary in all her beauty and complexity. I highly recommend you give it a read, as I only scratch the surface on some of its themes here.
Watch my discoveries about Mary and how the marginalized are not marginal in God's Kingdom:
Thanks for watching. Let's continue the conversation.
What did you always believe about Mary growing up? What new discovery about Mary's story is challenging and inspiring you?