‘my true self’ blogger jennifer created this video (she emailed me about it a week or two ago, asking for input on how to embed it on her blog) a few weeks back.
here’s jennifer’s first post about the video. then, jen’s follow-up post, responding to the accusation that her video was hateful toward men. i just don’t see this. i think the video is a beautiful piece of provacotive art, with (as is often true in good art) some pain juxtoposed by beauty.
i think this video would be a wonderful discussion-starter for both girls and guys in youth ministry. i think it would likely be a more profitable and beneficial discussion if it were a single-gender discussion. in other words: it would be GREAT for girls to view this and have a meaningful discussion about the messages they hear, in and out of the church; and to compare those with what jesus says about women, and how jesus treats women. at the same time, i think it could be even more powerful to show this to a group of teenage boys, then have the same discussion, particularly about how their own thoughts and actions might be out of alignment with what jesus says about women, and how jesus treats women.