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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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An update and an invitation

I’m back!! First, an update. It’s been nearly two months since I last posted–an eventful two months. During that time, Tony and I settled his mom into a rehab facility following a serious fall where she shattered her wrist, and then we closed out her apartment. We’ve  traveled to Kathmandu (Nepal), Yangon (Myanmar) and Bangkok… Read More

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When men open doors for women–The Black Swan Effect

I have been so blessed by the caliber of men who were willing to contribute chapters to The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church. Here’s a quote from the book by missiologist and author, Michael Frost. But it is pretty hollow when we guys say we stand for the inclusion… Read More

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Women: mission critical

I am so grateful for the guys who have contributed to The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church. The fact that they are willing to stand with us means that book won’t be perceived as written by militant feminists. It’s a prophetic statement of God’s desire for women and men… Read More

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Free e-book for those who purchased The Black Swan Effect

A big thank you to all who supported the launch of The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church. Thank you to those who blogged about the book, mentioned it  on facebook and wrote tweets. Thank you for those who wrote reviews on Amazon. Check them out–they are amazing. Thank you… Read More

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The launch of The Black Swan Effect

[Tweet “IT’S OFFICIAL! THE BLACK SWAN EFFECT IS NOW LIVE ON AMAZON. Yay!!”]   Here’s the link to The Black Swan Effect: A Response to Gender Hierarchy in the Church on Amazon. Both paperback and Kindle editions are available. I’m so grateful to the team of women–my wonderful friends Peggy Batcheller-Hijar, Jan Diss, Katie Driver, Suzette Lambert… Read More

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Neil Cole on The Black Swan Effect

The Verge conference was last weekend. I always look forward to spending time with good friends who make it to Austin for the conference.  Neil Cole is one of the contributors to The Black Swan Effect, and he came and hung out with us at our home when the conference was over. I took the… Read More

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Michael Frost on The Black Swan Effect

I was at the Verge conference this past weekend, and caught up with Michael Frost, who’s one of the co-authors of The Black Swan Effect. [Tweet “The Black Swan Effect will be released on April 5th. Just 5 days to go…”] Although The Black Swan Effect is available right now on Amazon, it will help us… Read More

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On earth as it is in heaven

Here’s a quote from an interview with Alan Hirsch in The Black Swan Effect: I don’t understand how a true evangelical can claim to appropriate the Gospel in all its fullness and countenance, and tolerate, for example, racism. So if someone questions me on issues like these, here’s what I say: “Can you imagine a… Read More

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An update on The Black Swan Effect

I am excited! Two years of work, plus decades of background study, are nearly done. The Black Swan Effect is undergoing its final edits before going to the printers later this month. You readers of my blog have been my inspiration. I was totally amazed when I shifted the emphasis of this blog to include… Read More