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WHY CHRISTIAN VALUES DEMAND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

CHURCH ANEW BLOG

Aug. 20, 2020

But too often, American Christians have viewed women as second-class citizens, somehow less worthy of human rights than men are. This is anathema to the witness and ministry of Jesus and to the witness of the Bible, which calls for special care and consideration for the poor and oppressed, who in America, are disproportionately women and mothers. 

 

Too long have advocates for women’s rights in America been silent about the ways that Christian values insist upon rights and consideration for American women. This year, as my ordination date fell on the anniversary of women’s right to vote in America, I am compelled to no longer remain silent. Christian values demand women’s rights. Any Christian leader or politician who suggests otherwise is distorting the witness of the Bible and of Jesus himself.

SEVEN YEARS OF ORDINATION

A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN ... NOT THAT ONE

Aug. 19, 2020

I can't help but smile as I think back on these special memories of seven years of ordained ministry. Being a Pastor is a truly unique and sometimes hard calling, but it is also filled with incredible blessings and incredible people. If you are reading this and you have been any part of my years of ministry, before or after ordination, I want to say thank you. It is an honor to do ministry with you, and as I look to the future of my years of ordination, I cannot predict where Covid will lead us in the rest of 2020, but I do trust the Holy Spirit will be at work amongst us all, carrying the church forward into 2021.

A PRAYER FOR PLANNERS

A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN ... NOT THAT ONE

Aug. 12, 2020

Lord Jesus as we plan, remind us to leave room for spontaneity and Spirit-filled surprises. Let us plan with trust and hope as well as honesty and realism. Let us plan to protect the vulnerable and leave space for alternative options.

Lord Jesus, this pandemic has not been fun or easy. We have watched and experienced great suffering and death. In this time, remind us to discern what is most important and essential, and spend our time there. May we do nothing for the world's approval, but everything that we might love you and love one another.

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