Gifted Women in Leadership Among Men and Boys — Istoria Ministries Blog by Wade Burleson

I will sometimes hear Christians say a woman cannot have leadership in the church or teach men in the church because the Apostle Paul said, “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet” (I Timothy 2:12).These Christians fail to understand that Paul’s instruction to Timothy…

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When Evangelicalism No Longer Works for You – by the Preacher’s Forum blog

Tweet What do you do when evangelicalism no longer works for you? This involves your views of God…the Bible…and Christianity in general. Are you deconstructing your former faith? If so, where are you on this spiritual journey? This question I’ve been asking over the last few weeks continues with Dr Josh deKeyzer from The Netherlands.…

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A Letter to My Brothers – from Beth Moore’s blog

Dear Brothers in Christ, A few years ago I told my friend, Ed Stetzer, that, whenever he hears the news that I’m on my deathbed, he’s to elbow his way through my family members to interview me about what it’s been like to be a female leader in the conservative Evangelical world. He responded, “Why …

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After a Leader’s Sin Has Been Revealed – by Michelle Van Loon

When a church leader chooses sexual sin, the effects of that sin are like a boulder dropped into a still pond. The ripples engulf everything in its path. 1,464 more words

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Bi-vocational, black female pastor overcame doubters to thrive in pulpit

Like any pastor, LaTonya McIver Penny is busy. But this minister’s calendar goes above and beyond busy. In addition to leading New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roxboro, N.C., and all that entails, Penny is a mother of two and runs a nonprofit advocating for the respectful and comp

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The Dirty Little Secret About Church Membership Covenants – reblogged from Thou Art The Man blog

Today I will once again highlight what, in my opinion, is abuse of church members by heavy-handed authoritarian members of the professional clergy class. Specifically, I am referring to a segment of the professional clergy who consider themselves to be evangelicals and endorse, support and spread the 9 Marks “gospel.” 9Marx is apparently a highly…

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53: An Overcommitment to Biblical Inerrancy? (with Ray Gilford) Part 2 – The Preacher’s Forum — The Preacher’s Forum (reblogged)

Tweet In this final episode of MindShift for 2017, Ray Gilford and I finish our discussion we began last week on the subject of biblical inerrancy–the fundamentalist belief that “the Bible is 100% error-free”–inerrant. In Part 2, Ray opens up about his own personal journey away from church. The idea of biblical absolutism–the teaching that…

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