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...]

Uni-sex spirituality?

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“Though the church may have missed noticing gender different spirituality, God had not missed writing it into that ancient sacred book.”Many of us in the Christian world grow up with an assumption of a unisex spirituality. Though we readily admit that men and women are different biologically and psychologically, we often stop there in our thinking.  In 54 years in church, I’ve never heard a sermon on gender different spirituality.If we do think further, sometimes we realize that the forms … [Read more...]


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