New IXMarks: Pastoring Women

New IXMarks: Pastoring Women July 7, 2010

The new IXMarks eJournal is out, and it’s on pastoring women and honoring and understanding distinctiveness.  Below is a listing of the Journal’s contents.

I. Pastoring Women: Understanding And Honoring Distinctness

 Why Complementarianism Is Crucial to Discipleship  By Jonathan Leeman
If God created men and women differently, discipleship should not be one-size-fits-all. It should cultivate their differences.

Discipling Men vs. Discipling Women  By Deepak Reju
Practically speaking, how should a pastor disciple men and women differently? What kind of strategies and structures should he put in place?

How Pastors Can Equip Women for Ministry  By Bob Johnson
A seasoned pastor provides practical, down-to-earth counsel on training women for ministry.

The Genesis of Gender and Ecclesial Womanhood  By Owen Strachan
Strachan digs into the foundational texts on the differences between men and women in order to present a vision for ecclesial womanhood.

II. Women’s Ministry In the Local Church

Wanted: More Older Women Discipling Younger Women  By Susan Hunt
Titus 2 commands it. Younger women are hungry for it. The church as a whole will benefit from it. So where are the older women who will disciple younger women?

For the Young Mother: Ministry, Guilt, and Seasons of Life  By Jani Ortlund
Young mothers face enormous demands that consume all the energy they have. Here’s why they shouldn’t feel guilty for focusing on the home rather than outside ministry.

May Women Serve as Pastors?  By Thomas R. Schreiner
A trusted New Testament scholar takes on this contentious but crucial topic.

III. Resources For Today’s Biblical Women

Book Review: Radical Womanhood, by Carolyn McCulley  Reviewed by Kristin Jamieson

Book Review: Womanly Dominion: More Than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit, by Mark Chanski  Reviewed by Owen Strachan

IV. Audio Interviews

What is the Gospel? with Greg Gilbert and C.J. Mahaney
The gospel. The cross. The kingdom. The church. Greg Gilbert and C.J. Mahaney discuss all this and more. Posted on July 1, 2010

Biblical Theology in the Local Church with Michael Lawrence
Why is biblical theology essential for pastoral ministry? How do you do it? Find out in this roundtable discussion with Michael Lawrence, Tom Schreiner, and Jonathan Leeman.
Posted on June 1, 2010

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