Tuesday, October 27, 2015


If you’re like me, then you probably spent last night plopped in front of the television enjoying the newest superhero series pilot—Supergirl! (Okay, if you’re really like me, then you downloaded the leaked version and watched it months ago… but regardless).  Supergirl is a fun – if formulaic – superhero drama with an absolutely delightful lead actress. Melissa Benoist truly brings Kara and her alter-ego to life, adding a sense of joy and optimism that we all want to see in a Superman-inspired world.

Being the first female superhero series of its kind, Supergirl is heavy on the girl. From Kara’s no-nonsense boss Cat Grant, to the mysterious villainess pulling all the strings, and, of course, Supergirl herself—all of the strong powerful roles are played by women. Supergirl reminds us that super-women can save the day just as well as super-men!

Christians should take note. Historically, the church hasn’t always been at the forefront of equality. Whatever your views on women’s role in the church, however, we can all agree that the Bible is full of strong, even heroic, women. Miriam not only saved her baby brother Moses, but helped him lead their people out of slavery. Deborah led Israel as both judge and prophetess. Queen Esther risked her life to save her people from extermination. The list, of course, goes on. Similar to Supergirl, the stories of strong, successful women in the Bible should inspire a new generation of women to step up, stand out, and join forces with God—the greatest hero of them all. 


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