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Kingdom Life

How tame is our God?

How tame is our God? Consider this quote from AW Tozer: The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution. Never breaks our bylaws. He’s a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much one of us, and we ask Him to help us when… Read More

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Kingdom Life

God’s love language

I sometimes wake in the night, and if I can’t get back to sleep, I get up to pray. It’s become a habit I’ve learned to appreciate. We have a long hallway in our house, and I love to walk up and down that hallway seeking the Lord. Yesterday morning, in the early hours, I began my… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Procter and Gamble gets it right

This awesome ad from Procter and Gamble is very thought provoking, especially for those of us who believe God doesn’t place limits on women. Check it out. It will only take three minutes. What can we learn from this? What are the implications of its message for men and women in the church?

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Kingdom Women

Five basic tenets

Pro-slavery advocates of the 18th and 19th centuries used five basic tenets based on the Bible to express the heart of their argument: God established slavery and there are numerous examples through the Old Testament Righteous people practiced it The moral law allowed for it Jesus accepted it The apostles upheld it. For those of us who believe that… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Because of your gender…

Would you want to become a Christian if you were told that your role in church would be limited, solely because of your gender? That because of your gender, you would never be allowed to teach or to lead in any strategic way. That because of your gender, you would be expected to wait for… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Guest post by Gary Shogren: Brothers? Brothers and sisters?

Sometimes the thought crosses my mind, “Are you just making all this stuff up about men and women working together as co-equals in the church? Who do you think you are? You aren’t qualified to make judgments about the Scriptures–you don’t have any training in these areas.” And it’s true. I don’t. So  I love… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Some scary statistics

Julie Ross, one of the co-authors of The Black Swan Effect: A response to gender hierarchy in the church compiled these scary statistics: Half the world’s population is female. They comprise 40% of the world’s workforce but own 1%of the world’s wealth.  Seventy percent of those living in poverty in the world are female, globally. 100 million… Read More

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House church

Starting a simple church can be simple

We may have just helped to start another church. Sometimes starting a simple church can be just that–simple. We’ve had a wonderful couple from a Hindu background who have part of the church in our home for a while. We’ve prayed with them, baptized them, rejoiced with them at the miracles they’ve seen. When they… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Guest post by Bonnie Sloat: Curse or consequence?

Bonnie Sloat often sends me comments on my posts–always insightful and encouraging. So when she sent me some ideas based on the results of the Fall–curse or consequence, which I found very helpful, I asked if she would consider writing a guest post for me on that topic. Here’s what she writes: As a marriage and… Read More

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Kingdom Women

Bring on the exceptions!

I’m sometimes told that when God uses a woman to lead or to teach, it’s an exception–usually because he cannot find a suitable man. (This gives justification for women on the mission field.) I’ve even had Balaam’s ass cited as an example, as in, if God can use Balaam’s donkey, then he can even use… Read More