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Think it doesn’t matter that God is referred to almost exclusively as He? Sure, you’re enlightened enough to think of God as a force, or a presence, or as Spirit. But when you need a pronoun, what pronoun do you reach for? It matters. It is huge. Try calling God by female pronouns in almost any Christian church sometime. See how that goes over. Try referring to God as She in your own speech. Feel weird? Feel kinda like you are breaking a rule, being bad?

The quote above is from an explanation of the piece “A Name” by Marg Herder. You can read the whole thing here.

Use this link to listen to “A Name.” (Click the player and find it on the list.)

About Marg Herder

Go read and listen. It’s good stuff.