Thursday, October 18, 2007

Musing on Leadership, Part Deux

As a postscript to my earlier post about why there are so many "leadership" books out there, and why our pastors seem to need instruction in this area, I'd like to recommend the following film. It just came in the mail yesterday, and I just viewed it this morning.

It's very well done. It is from a Reformed perspective - using a 16th essay by the Scottish reformer John Knox (The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women) as a foil to critique the feminist movement - its incompatibility with traditional and biblical Christianity as well as the social destruction it has wrought on modern women and men alike - especially with regard to family and home life.

I'm impressed with the film.

It isn't for viewing with young children. There are some adult themes discussed, as well as some graphic footage of an aborted child. This footage is not gratuitous, but is illustrative to the point being made in the documentary. The viewer is given a 5 second warning before it begins in case you don't want to see it. It is quite disturbing. But again, it contrasts with the "it's just a bunch of cells" argument being made by the pro-abortion folks being inteviewed.

The movie deals with the many deceptions of the feminist ideology - and how several Christian women came to the realization that feminism and egalitarianism are not compatible with Scripture and God's created order.

It also exposes how insidious feminism is. I believe it has entrenched itself even among conservative Missouri Synod families, congregations, and institutions. Even if you don't agree with all of its premises, this film will make you think about the order of creation and its implications for living out the Christian life in a hostile culture.

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