What does it mean to be male or female? What does it mean to image God? And how are these two things related? The answers to these questions are found on the earliest pages of our Bible, tucked into our origin story. I’m so thankful to have my friend Kelly Needham back with us to talk through some of the most weighty questions that our culture is wrestling with. Kelly brings such wisdom and clarity to this conversation about “Male and Female”.

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Guest: Kelly Needham

Bible Passage: Genesis 1:26-31

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Kelly Needham

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Kelly Needham hopes to convince as many people as possible that nothing compares to knowing Jesus. She teaches the Bible at her home church and co-leads a Women’s Teaching Program, training women to accurately handle the word of truth. She is the author of Friendish: Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion and is a frequent blogger and speaker. Kelly and her husband, Jimmy, have four children and live in the Dallas, Texas area.
  • Friendish (Book) – Reclaiming Real Friendship in a Culture of Confusion
  • Purposefooled (Upcoming book) – Why Chasing Our Dreams, Finding Our Calling and Reaching for Greatness Fails Us and What We’re Really Meant to Live For.
  • Clearly (Upcoming Podcast) – IF IT’S COMPLEX, CONFUSING OR CONTROVERSIAL, IT’S COVERED HERE. Jimmy and Kelly Needham help demystify the Bible and give you the tools to get out of the fog and see God for yourself.

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Culture's view of gender is actually far more narrow than God's view of Gender - Kelly Needham Click To Tweet A king mints a thousand coins with his image on them, and every one is the same. But the Lord makes multitudes of human beings that bear his image, and they are all different! Such is the infinite glory of God. - Lois Tverberg, quoting a Jewish… Click To Tweet

These are some of the books that have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them. My book, Control Girlincludes a chapter on Eve, titled, “It Looked Good to me.”

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These are some of the podcasts I have especially appreciated, and which have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them.

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