Apologetics for Women: There is a new Mars Hill, and women are at the forefront

by Wendy Alsup

he Women’s March drew over four million people worldwide. In America, 450,000 women marched in Washington, DC; 150,000 met in Seattle; and about 250,000 gathered in Chicago. My Facebook feed could barely hold all the pictures of friends, both Christian and otherwise, marching together. They marched for myriad issues, including many pro-life friends strongly opposed to abortion who nevertheless resonated with other concerns voiced by the march.

Yet many orthodox conservative believers dismissed the concerns of both organizers and the millions of women across the United States and the world who gathered on the day of the Women’s March. They focused singularly on the conflict over whether pro-life women were welcome, painting organizers as rebellious, abortion-loving women whose concerns were not fit to engage.

The whole thing reminded me of Acts 17 and of how differently Paul at Mars Hill brought the gospel to Athens, a culture with which he had strong disagreements. Paul interacted with Athenian culture and concerns instead of dismissed them.

This is a new Mars Hill…

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Apologetics for Women: There is a new Mars Hill, and women are at the forefront