In this series of talks for women, Tamie Davis brings together her passion for the Old Testament with her background in literature and her care for women in the Church. Tamie is a creative and engaging speaker, a wise teacher and a discerning reader of Scripture. As her husband, I’m biased — but I reckon you’ll find these encouraging!
The talks cover three early chapters from the Book of Deuteronomy, part of the ancient Bible story that should continue to shape our story as God’s people today.
Some of the issues that come up include: What does it actually look like to live for God every day? Why and how do we rest? How do we play our part in inspiring the next generation?
Download the audio from the Grace Conference website. Grace Conference runs each year in Adelaide, Australia.
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Arthur Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.
I enjoyed them!
I have one question, I think it was from your 2nd talk: how does Moses’ ‘reordering’ of the list of things not to covert in Deuteronomy (as compared to Exodus) imply a valuing of women? If the first list doesn’t imply status-ranking with a house coming before a wife, then why is this any different for the second?
The issue is not that the second implies that women are more important in status but that it prevents the status-demotion that might otherwise be possible in Exodus. (i.e. if you want to read Exodus as the putting down of women, what do you do with Deuteronomy? It’s an argument from redaction.) The argument is that by preventing that reading, the status of women is protected and thus shows God’s love for women.