Religious Rights Threatened

What Christians can do about LGBTQ threat

LGBTQ people are trying to raise their civil rights above religious rights.¹ They are doing this by the legislation called The Equality Act. If this passes you will not have the right to voice or practice a different belief, without being hassled, bullied, sued, fined, or imprisoned.

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The Purpose of the Church — part 2

The church in the post-modern world

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Merry Christmas

Two well-known purposes of the church are worship and outreach. These were the topics of a post in October. I have wondered if maybe this topic seemed dull and humdrum. But no, even if my post seemed Continue reading “The Purpose of the Church — part 2”

Abuse and Divorce

A debt of gratitude

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Her name was Jill. She divorced her husband because he beat her. I understood why she had gotten a divorce. I could not reconcile it with Scripture. This has changed since Wayne Grudem’s reinterpretation of the scriptures on divorce. Continue reading “Abuse and Divorce”

News on Abuse and Divorce

An amazing change in viewpoint

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This is hopeful news for Christian women in abusive marriages. In response to his experience with two abused women, Wayne Grudem, a leading Reformed theologian has changed his stance on divorce. Continue reading “News on Abuse and Divorce”

Hot Button Issues

The continuing debate about women in ministry

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Not your cuppa tea?

While reading Michael Phillips’ book, A Place in the Sun, it occurred to me that the question of women pastors is today’s disputed issue. For some churches this issue was decided long ago but for many other churches this is a hot button Continue reading “Hot Button Issues”

Where Have All the Men Gone?

The continuing debate about women in ministry

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Women in Ministry has turned into a series which I did not expect. I have learned a lot. In the last post I looked at early church history and scripture for the answer to the question about women pastors. In this post Continue reading “Where Have All the Men Gone?”

“Go Home” — part 2

The continuing debate about women in ministry

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I wish I could be a fly on the wall of a first century worship service. I am sure we are misunderstanding something. By we I mean conservative Christians. Continue reading ““Go Home” — part 2″

“Go Home”

The ongoing controversy of women in ministry

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The uproar over John MacArthur telling Beth Moore to “Go Home” is still going on. MacArthur’s remark has been called a watershed moment. Some believe MacArthur’s words are inerrant. Others are not so sure. Clearly, Continue reading ““Go Home””

Today is Reformation Day

Christians celebrated the Reformation on Halloween

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While Halloween is celebrated, Christians around the world are celebrating the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the church door. Continue reading “Today is Reformation Day”

The Purpose of the Church

The Church in a post-modern world

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How would you respond if someone asked, “What is the purpose of the church?” Maybe you have never thought about it but if you are a Christian this is an important question. What we believe Continue reading “The Purpose of the Church”

Is Politics an Idol?

Politics and Evangelical Christians

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It’s political season again. The mudslinging is almost enough to make you wish we had another form of government. 🙂 Our republic has become politically hostile. In the past, people Continue reading “Is Politics an Idol?”

Redefining the Family

A simple, straight forward perspective

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I am not a part of the clergy. I have not spent years studying theology. I do not have a degree in divinity. I am merely a Christian. This is a simple, straight forward perspective on why sex outside of Continue reading “Redefining the Family”

Women in Ministry

A journey through the maze of women in church leadership

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Understanding women in ministry has been like walking through a maze. I started out concluding the verses that have prevented Christian women from becoming church leaders, were a product of the Apostle Paul’s convictions Continue reading “Women in Ministry”

Changes in the Church

Changes seen in Sunday observance

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Church in the wild-wood

This past spring, my husband and I returned to the church I grew up in. This has given me opportunity to reflect on the changes I have seen since childhood. There are three main changes in the denomination we are a part of. Continue reading “Changes in the Church”

LGBTQ Numbers Up

Why more people are identifying themselves as LGBTQ

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According to 2018 Gallup poll estimates, a record number of US adults, 4.5% or 11 million people, are identifying as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transsexual. This is up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012. Continue reading “LGBTQ Numbers Up”

Has God stopped using us?

LGBT and the Church

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Recently, there was an article in Christianity Today by the author of the book Gay Girl, Good God. (Jackie Hill Perry) After reading the article it is safe to say God saved Jackie out of the LGBT community. However, Continue reading “Has God stopped using us?”