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A Discernment Process

Discernment – The act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. – The Free Online Dictionary We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God … Continue reading

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God is at work in Long Beach (written for Kingdom Causes December 2011 Blog Post)

God is at work in Long Beach. That’s my theory. It’s more than an intellectual thing, actually – it’s a belief. Tied in with my belief in God and trust in Jesus to be one of his children is the … Continue reading

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7. Beginnings

While the precise relationship between the original creation and the new heaven and new earth of biblical prophecy is a matter deserving more extended consideration, it seems clear that in the kingdom of God there is a sense of “undoing” … Continue reading

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13. Further Reading – Links and References

The main evangelical organizations formed to support particular views on women in family and ministry are good sources of references and information. The complementarian organization is the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. The egalitarian organization is Christians for Biblical … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a way of reading scripture that allows contemplation, listening to the Holy Spirit, and even communion with God in order to more deeply appreciate and integrate scripture into one’s thinking and being. One may receive peace, guidance, … Continue reading

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5. Christian Feminism?

Feminism is not a movement well-regarded by many evangelical Christians today. Most feminist writers today portray religion in general and Christianity in particular as inherently patriarchal and unfair to women. Often Christianity is cast in the role of serving in … Continue reading

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4. Oppression

Oppression (according to Dictionary.com): the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. an act or instance of oppressing. the state of being oppressed. the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse … Continue reading

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3. Observations on the Two Positions

There are a number of observations that are important in setting a context for considering the matter of women’s leadership in the church. Let’s begin with one of the most striking. The observation is this: both today’s complementarians and today’s … Continue reading

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2. Two Evangelical Positions on Women in the Church and in the Family

Among evangelical Christians in the United States, positions on women in leadership are polarizing into two main camps, most often labeled complementarian and egalitarian. Both camps can at times be uncharitable toward the other, and caricature is not uncommon. Both … Continue reading

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1. Introduction to Women in Leadership in the Church

I’d like to consider the Christian question of women in leadership, particularly as it pertains to leadership in the church, but also briefly touch on the relationship between husbands and wives in a Christian marriage. Much has been written on … Continue reading

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