Lately I've noticed a trend of Christians referring to God as a "she," or with female pronouns. Is this a biblical way to think about God? What about feminine metaphors for God in Scripture? Is there a tradition in church history we can trace this to? What about the personification of wisdom (Sophia) in the Bible and non-canonical literature? On today's podcast, Clark Bates and I discuss these questions and more, ultimately asking, should Christians call God a she?
Biblical Canon Lists From Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis by Edmon L. Gallagher, and John D. Meade
Canon Revisited by Michael Kruger
Is the Holy Spirit a She? By Bill Mounce
My review of Lisa Gungor's book: Lisa Gungor's Most Beautiful Thing: And Ode to Relativism
Greek Grammar and the Personality of the Holy Spirit, Bulletin for Biblical Research by Dan Wallace