It’s a question every Lutheran woman — indeed, nearly every human being on the face of the planet — gets to ask every single day. And in this Big Question episode, Rachel’s asking it on air:
What should I wear?
Beginning with a Wikipedia-level introduction to who wears clothes and why, Rachel then plunges into a range of relevant Scripture passages — Genesis 3, Isaiah 61, Ezekiel 16, 1 Peter 3, and 2 Timothy 1, among others — and revisits the writings of Early Church Fathers including Clement of Alexandria and Cyprian of Carthage. Together with Erin and Sarah, she explores ancient social customs from China to Greece and the history of female fashion from Helen of Troy to Mother Teresa, highlighting especially the extreme and unprecedented evolution of modesty norms that took place throughout the 20th century.
Towards the end, each of the Ladies shares her own story, exploring how from an early age she has had to navigate the tension between fashion and modesty — between showing off and covering up — as a Christian woman.
Stay tuned for part two of this conversation on modesty in the next episode.
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The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is the podcast produced by KFUO Radio and hosted by Sarah Gulseth, Erin Alter, and Rachel Bomberger. Created for Lutheran ladies to have a place to escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with Lutheran sisters, we invite all of you Lutheran ladies to join Sarah, Erin, and Rachel on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. If you’re a Lutheran lady, join us in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge.