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Rooting Out the Gossip Supporting the Billy Graham Rule

A few weeks ago in an online exchange about the Billy Graham Rule (a man must never meet alone with a woman, whether in private or in public), two pastors gave a perspective that grieved me deeply. They did not … Continue reading

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The Top Test to Decide if a Woman’s Call to Be a Preacher Is Legitimate

There are people who insist women can’t be pastors, preachers and church leaders, claiming that the Bible forbids it. They set this up as a rule which cannot be violated. Another word for a rule that can’t be violated is … Continue reading

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Doing Good Can Be So Confusing

I’m Not a Pastor Apparently I confuse people. I don’t mean to, but I do. It becomes apparent mostly on line when someone writes that I should do something in particular, or I should refrain from saying something, or there’s … Continue reading

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Of Pastors and Judges – innocent until proven guilty

The Presumption of Innocence “Innocent until proven guilty” isn’t merely a high-sounding phrase; it’s a legally binding presumption in criminal cases. Even the word “presumption” has legal significance. In jurisprudence (the philosophy of law) a presumption is a limitation or … Continue reading

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Pastors: Stop Disrespecting Women With Your Chauvinistic Name-Calling

Treat … older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters … . (Paul’s advice to a young pastor, 1 Timothy 5:1-2.) *** Jen Wilkin wrote a post for The Gospel Coalition on how men pastors can better relate to … Continue reading

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Pastors: stop putting women down with your cheap laugh lines

I recently tweeted: If you are listening to a sermon and they use “You know how women are, they always …” for a laugh line, it’s OK to get up and walk out. That must have struck a nerve, because … Continue reading

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