It’s complicated to be a Generation X, Y or Millennial Christian in the 21st century. There can be a lot of gaps to bridge between our religious upbringing and the twists and challenges of our life journeys. There are certainly a lot of questions to explore as we adapt our faith to our daily life, and vice versa. Many give their Christianity a rest rather than expend the energy to hold the various narratives and experiences in tension.
But further, what does it mean to follow Christ today as a young, professional female? This is actually a serious undertaking. There are contradictions between ancient assumptions and modern realities to navigate, frustratingly painful stories to endure ad nauseam, sexist biblical mandates to reconcile with our current social positions, and a lot of focus on a bunch of quotable dudes who think they are waxing wise and poetic. So what does it look like to be faithful under such circumstances? One thing is for certain: denying our God-given leadership skills, intellects and intuition as women is not the answer.