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Seminary for a Woman Among Men – costly change in the face of opposition

[Kathy Calvert’s guest post on her seminary experience outlines the opposition she faced even among men who claimed to support her ministry plans, and the cost of finding a new way to pursue her education.] Nothing in life prepared me for … Continue reading

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Jesus, Sibling Rivalries, and Sibling Restorations

My last post reviewed Aimee Byrd’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” where she explores the blessings God gives us in friendships between people, including between women and men. (See, Friendship Between Women and Men Is One of God’s Great Gifts.) One … Continue reading

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Friendship Between Women and Men Is One of God’s Great Gifts

I’ve had these conversations for years but didn’t realize I needed to read a book on it until Aimee Byrd decided to write one. Why Can’t We Be Friends? – Avoidance Is Not Purity pursues God’s intent for his people, … Continue reading

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Brokenness Made Whole – a woman’s journey to being a pastor

Wholeness By Jane Spriggs   “Children are to be seen and not heard”  was what I heard, and learned…   But you, God, have created me to be an extrovert a shepherd a preacher to lead and feed your people. … Continue reading

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My Refugees, My Family

The first of my family to arrive on this continent were refugees, French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution, imprisonment and the threat of death in 17th Century France. Louis XIV gradually increased persecution of Protestantism …, ultimately ending any legal recognition … Continue reading

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Calling Evil Good and Good Evil in Today’s World – three insights from C.S. Lewis

Good people know both good and evil: bad people do not know about either. (Mere Christianity.) Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. (Reflections on the Psalms.) The descent to hell is easy, and those who begin … Continue reading

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The Plain Meaning of Scripture – How a Woman Pastor Honors God’s Call

[Crystal Lutton’s guest post relates her journey to become a pastor and preacher and how she overcame opposition from those who said she must reject God’s call in her life.] When God first called me to ministry and told me … Continue reading

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Top Five Books to Leave off Your Summer Reading List – you’ll be glad you did!

Summer reading is some of the best reading. Choose wisely and – whatever you do! – make sure you don’t read these books: Pride and Prejudicial Error: In this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie Bennet’s adventures continue after her … Continue reading

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Looking Out for One Another – beyond manliness and femininity

The Bible says to love each other, comfort each other, lift each other up. It does not say that these are specifically masculine endeavors, even when the two people involved are a man and a woman. Agatha Christie captured this … Continue reading

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I Don’t Read the Bible to Please God

Motivation is odd. Something I find compelling would be a complete bore to someone else. I might say “I like to do this because …” and someone else might respond “I don’t care about either of those things.” One person’s … Continue reading

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