I’ve been having an ongoing conversation with myself about weakness. In my first post I asked some questions about competence in leadership. This time I’m thinking about sin.
Denise George‘s ‘What Women Wish Pastors Knew‘ is a collection of responses to a survey sent to women in the US about how they feel about church. While books like ‘Why Men Hate Going to Church‘ have picked up on why there’s been a decrease in male attendance at church, […]
Nancy Beach was the first woman in a senior leadership role at Willow Creek Community Church and ‘Gifted to Lead’ is a book about ‘the art of leading as a woman in the church’. It’s not about whether women should lead (as Nancy says, plenty of other people have written […]
One of the things I think was missing from my ‘On Femininity‘ paper was a decent discussion of what being a ‘helper’ looks like. I made a passing comment about God as our helper and that this isn’t about being passive but then spent most of my time unpacking what […]
When it comes to thinking about gender roles, I wonder whether some Christians have sold out to a traditional Western view of sex, and when I say sex, I mean the one flesh kind of sex not the male / female kind of sex.
Throughout the Gospels, the question asked of those listening to or following Jesus is who he is. Jesus asks it explicitly in passages like Mark 8:27-29 and it is still the question we must ask of others today. Last week on our way down to the LaTrobe / Swinburne uni […]
What makes us valuable / significant / worthwhile? This was the question asked at the start of the sermon tonight at church. My thoughts immediately jumped to Oprah, who claims that worthiness is our birthright. In a world that says you’re worthwhile because of what you do (accumulate, succeed in, […]