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Radio interview airing on Monday February 1st

Periodically, I get asked to do radio interviews about books I have written. Towards the end of last year, I was asked to do an interview on  The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church with Dr. William P. Campbell of Beyond Words Radio. Dr. Campbell was a brilliant interviewer, and I… Read More

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Penelope Dale: in memoriam

Yesterday evening, my mother-in-law, Penelope (often known as Penny) Dale graduated from this life into the presence of Jesus. She has been longing to see him for many years, and so for her, this was a joyous release. Born in New Zealand, in 1924, Penny spent most of the formative years of her life in… Read More

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Tears for the Motherland: a poem about gender violence

Anita Scott is a good friend of mine–a teacher who makes a profound difference in the lives of the kids she teaches. (You should hear her stories.) Anita is passionate about justice, especially for women, and the problems of gender violence. I’ve blogged about her before–how she brought a meeting I was at to a… Read More

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Heroines of the faith: Olympia Morata and Marie Durand

As a young Christian, I was profoundly influenced by the biographies of various women and men of God. Remarkable saints of God like Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, James Fraser and Helen Rosaveare were the ones who mentored and discipled me through their stories and writings. So I’m firmly convinced of the effectiveness of  the biographies of heroes and… Read More

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Why gender equality is good for everyone

I recently came across this fascinating TED talk. For those who are not familiar with this organization, TED  (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit dedicated to spreading ideas in 18 minutes or less. It’s well worth the time investment. In this TED talk, Michael Kimmel shares why gender equality is not just good for women. He… Read More

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Are you going to the CBE conference?

One of my driving passions concerns the importance of men and women co-laboring together as equals in the body of Christ. I’ve compiled a book on the topic and written extensively about it here on my blog. Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is an organization that has uncompromisingly espoused these same principles. I’ve long admired… Read More

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Does “brothers” mean men only? Guest post by Gary Shogren

Gary Shogren and his wife are missionaries in Costa Rica and professors in a Bible College and Seminary.  Gary  is an expert in the Greek New Testament with a PhD from Aberdeen University. He has written an exegetical commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Recently, Gary sent me a post on the NIV 2011 edition… Read More

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The place of women in the Temple (and why that’s not true any longer!)

In his book,  The New Covenant, Bob Emery dramatizes the story of the New Testament through the eyes of the apostle, John. It contains many fascinating insights–ideas I had not seen before in my reading of the New Testament many of which I found myself researching and coming to an “Aha!” moment. Here’s one of Bob’s insights into… Read More

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Our chocolate lab and slavery

Tony and I used to have a dog called Sugar—a faithful and loyal companion, though of dubious parentage and limited intelligence. Sugar had one major character flaw. She loved to wander. We live in a house with a fenced yard and an electric gate across the driveway. Sugar used to hide, lying in wait, until… Read More

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The tale of a woman and two villages

There is an ancient and almost forgotten road leading from Gibeon (a Canaanite city north of Jerusalem) to the coast. In Old Testament times, this was the principle road from the mountains to the plains. It led through leading through difficult and steep terrain. Two villages sit on this road in the foothills of the mountains.… Read More