REMIX: A video discussion of Mary for Evangelicals: who was the mother of Jesus? part 3

Mary for EvangelicalsWhat a journey  we've taken into the heart of who Mary is—a multi-layered character painted through the lens of the gospels.  Determined to help us ignore Mary and her story no longer, author Tim Perry has given us a beautiful look at the mother of Jesus.

Catch the first two video discussions here:

Video 1: Mary in the book of Matthew and in the book of Luke: the marginalized are not marginal in God's kingdom

Video 2: Mary in the books of Luke and Acts, the woman who owned her part in the story by saying: "I am your slave. May it be to me as you have said." 

And now, video 3, a fascinating look at what Jesus' beloved disciple, John, has to say about Mary, and how her story announces the right-now-appearing kingdom of God. (Also, a reading of the Magnificat!)

Video discussion with Suzanne Burden on Mary for Evangelicals by Tim Perry: part 3 from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

May you be blessed by the story of this woman of great strength, valor, mindfulness, and courage. A wonderful example of how the kingdom of God starts in the margins and reaches out with power, surprising us with its beauty and subversiveness. Always pointing us back to Jesus.

What about Mary's story surprises you? What do we miss when we skip over her importance in the story of Jesus?

On #ReclaimingEve: “I recommend this resource for every daughter of Eve!”
— Nancy Beach, leadership coach, speaker; author, Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church
Reclaiming Eve Small Group DVD sample here. Includes print Bible study piece. Order here.

REMIX: A video discussion of Mary for Evangelicals: Who was the mother of Jesus? part 2

Mary for EvangelicalsThe more I read about Mary, the more grateful I am for her story.  In part 1 of this book discussion, we talked about how Matthew presents her as a side character, while Luke's portrayal of Mary places her in a starring role, showing us that the marginalized are not marginal in God's kingdom.. Watch the video here.

Also, here's some fascinating history in this article "The Blessed Evangelical Mary" from christianitytoday.com, which fills in a lot of the mystery surrounding Mary and Protestants and why we should avoid her no longer. 

In part 2 of our video discussion, we dig deeper into Luke and show Mary as a complex character, one who struggles to understand what is happening as Jesus matures and enters his ministry. Enjoy the discussion here:

Video discussion with Suzanne Burden on Mary for Evangelicals by Tim Perry: part 2 from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

Thanks for watching the video. Let's continue the conversation.

What have you recently discovered about Mary? How does she point you toward the purposes of the Kingdom?

On #ReclaimingEve: “I recommend this resource for every daughter of Eve!”
— Nancy Beach, leadership coach, speaker; author, Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church
Reclaiming Eve Small Group DVD sample here. Includes print Bible study piece. Order here.

REMIX: A video discussion of the book Mary for Evangelicals: who was the mother of Jesus?

Mary for EvangelicalsI'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:

Video discussion with Suzanne Burden on Mary for Evangelicals by Tim Perry: part 1 from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

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?

On #ReclaimingEve: “I recommend this resource for every daughter of Eve!”
— Nancy Beach, leadership coach, speaker; author, Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church
Reclaiming Eve Small Group DVD sample here. Includes print Bible study piece. Order here.

A video discussion of Mary for Evangelicals: Who was the mother of Jesus? part 2

Mary for EvangelicalsThe more I read about Mary, the more grateful I am for her story.  In part 1 of this book discussion, we talked about how Matthew presents her as a side character, while Luke's portrayal of Mary places her in a starring role, showing us that the marginalized are not marginal in God's kingdom.. Watch the video here.

Also, here's some fascinating history in this article "The Blessed Evangelical Mary" from christianitytoday.com, which fills in a lot of the mystery surrounding Mary and Protestants and why we should avoid her no longer. 

In part 2 of our video discussion, we dig deeper into Luke and show Mary as a complex character, one who struggles to understand what is happening as Jesus matures and enters his ministry. Enjoy the discussion here:

Video discussion with Suzanne Burden on Mary for Evangelicals by Tim Perry: part 2 from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

Thanks for watching the video. Let's continue the conversation.

What have you recently discovered about Mary? How does she point you toward the purposes of the Kingdom?

Subscribe to my blog via email in the right column. I’m also over on Twitter.

A video discussion of the book Mary for Evangelicals: who was the mother of Jesus?

Mary for EvangelicalsI'll just say it: evangelicals in general seem to be oddly afraid of Mary the Mother of Jesus. 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:

Video discussion with Suzanne Burden on Mary for Evangelicals by Tim Perry: part 1 from Suzanne Burden on Vimeo.

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?

Subscribe to my blog via email in the right column. I’m also over on Twitter.