Spiritual Life and Leadership

12. God is a Woman in Labor, with Christiana Rice

November 12, 2018
Spiritual Life and Leadership
12. God is a Woman in Labor, with Christiana Rice
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
12. God is a Woman in Labor, with Christiana Rice
Nov 12, 2018
Markus Watson
Christiana Rice unpacks a unique metaphor: God is a woman in labor and we are the midwife attending to God and the new life that is coming into the world.
Show Notes

God is a woman giving birth and we are the midwife attending to God and to the new life that is coming into the world.  That’s the image we’ll be unpacking in this episode of Spiritual Life and Leadership.  It’s not an image that normally comes to mind when we think about God. But it certainly isn’t unbiblical. Listen to how God describes himself (herself?) in Isaiah 42:14:

“For a long time I have kept silent,
I have been quiet and held myself back.
But now, like a woman in childbirth,
I cry out, I gasp and pant.”

Christiana Rice unpacks this powerful and visceral image in this episode of Spiritual Life and Leadership.


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