This is a series about women in ministry. I have found that in most evangelical circles, women who are in ministry do not have the same opportunities as men. Why is this? It comes from a deep seeded belief that core leadership of a biblical church is found in men alone. Women are equal in [Read More…]
Word Study, 1 Thessalonians 4.17 Below is a Word Study that I did based on 1 Thessalonians 4.17. What is interesting to me is how it reinforced my belief that the “rapture” as it is popularly understood (Jesus secretly returns to extract believers from earth to heaven for eternity) is completely unwarranted. If you choose [Read More…]
Unpopular Annual Post: "Why Christianity and the ‘4th’ are Incompatible" OR "Why this is NOT a day to celebrate" OR "Why my friends wont like me for the next week or so"
I want to start out this post with a huge disclaimer… what I am about to say may sound radical or irrational to some. I also want to say that I have a great respect for those who differ with me on this issue that I am about to discuss, so I invite your ideas [Read More…]
Is the Earth Intrinsically Valuable or Simply a Resource? Quote to Ponder: Christopher J.H. Wright (repost)
This is a post that I wrote last year that I feel has some relevance today. I would love to hear your thoughts on this one! __________________________________________ Over the past months I have been doing some reflection on how Christians have understood the value of the planet and the rest of creation. As I have [Read More…]