Gender mess

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“It is not so much compromise that is called for but a greater wisdom and vision.”Years ago, I heard this wisdom from the famous evangelical preacher, Chuck Swindoll: ”Creativity is messy.”He was right: almost all creativity, from a first draft of a novel to finger-paint to sex, is messy.It involves differences and distinctions as well as sameness and connections.  In Genesis 1, God separated this and that and gathered the other to make our earth.So, it is no surprise that such me … [Read more...]

A different conversation

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"Let’s talk stories. My guess is that we all have a story of a woman whose leadership or teaching has changed our lives."There seems to be a lot out there in the blogosphere on women and leadership these days. Thankfully the tenor seems to be transitioning from the polarizing extremes to some very thoughtful discourse. Rachel Held Evans Harriet Congdon Julie Clawson For some reason though, I am realizing that the conversation being offered isn’t the one I’m most drawn to. … [Read more...]


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