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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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Politics, Language and the Kingdom of God

[From the archives.] In his short 1946 essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell describes the decline he saw in the English language.   Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which … Continue reading

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Godly Women Teaching Godly Men is Godly (and Biblical)

It’s not a matter of whether the Bible says women should teach men. It’s a matter of the Bible showing women actually teaching men, and no one – God included – saying they shouldn’t have. For example: Hilkiah the priest, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Sermons – the right way to preach about the Proverbs 31 Woman

[From the archives. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I’m really hoping someone will preach along the lines of this post. If you hear that sermon, please let me know!] *** Proverbs 31 – The Woman Who Never Existed There is … Continue reading

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Think You Want To Be A Preacher? Think On This

Are you like this guy, wondering if preaching is your gift? Then go for it, but don’t be surprised: And no matter what, remember this wise advice: Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know … 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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Sunday Funnies: How To Literally Get The Point Of The Sermon

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iPad Moses

How many of us have ever felt that way speaking in front of a group, with or without an iPad? I know I have!

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How to Write a Better Blog and Preach a Better Sermon – tips from George Orwell

You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible. (Isaiah 33:19.) *** In his short 1946 essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell describes the decline he saw in the English language. … Continue reading

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When the Telephone Rings at 1:00 a.m., Should I Answer?

The phone rang a few minutes after 1:00 on a Sunday morning, awakening me from a very deep sleep. My wife made it to the phone before I did, but then handed it over to me. It was the senior … Continue reading

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