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The Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women

The United Nations established November 25 as the official International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It begins a sixteen day initiative of activism to end this global pandemic. They put substance behind this commitment by defining “10 … Continue reading

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National Love Your Red Hair Day!

With everything else on our minds today, let us not forget today is National Love Your Red Hair Day! Time to celebrate our favorite little redheaded ezer-warrior again. And we have plenty to celebrate. Arden is six now and in … Continue reading

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Where is God when trouble strikes?

In my opinion, the book of Ruth is perhaps the most shockingly relevant book in the Old Testament. I often describe it as a bomb that went off in my life. If you’ve only heard the traditional version—the Ruth and … Continue reading

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Redeeming Power

Dr. Diane Langberg’s new and utterly relevant book, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church, ships October 20 and cannot be released too soon! It is not overstating things to say this book is as desperately needed as … Continue reading

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Something to ponder . . .

“We are in a crisis: pandemic, racist violence, political uncertainty, cultural clashes, economic downturn. All this is exposing fragility of our lives and calls our way of life as individuals and society into question. The truth is we must be … Continue reading

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Book Sale! Half the Church

“God is shaking his daughters awake and summoning us to engage. His vision for us is affirming and raises the bar for all of us. We cannot settle for less. We have work to do. There’s a kingdom to build, … Continue reading

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Lead Bold 2020 Conference

If you are, or know someone who is, a woman in ministry leadership or who aspires to a career in ministry, Lead Bold should be on your radar. The 2020 Lead Bold Conference is set for Saturday, September 12, 9:00am-3:30pm/PT. … Continue reading

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New Wine Tastings: Pursuing a Vaccine for the #MeToo/#ChurchToo Pandemic (Part 2)

Recent events remind us that abuse against women, even in the hallowed halls of Congress, is alive and well in our nation.    Last Thursday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, took a stand on the House floor to raise awareness of and to … Continue reading

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New Wine Tastings: Bringing Awareness to the #MeToo/#ChurchToo Pandemic (Part 1)

Coronavirus isn’t the only pandemic currently destroying human lives. Although Covid-19 remains a deadly threat to human lives around the world and warrants a serious response from all of us, we cannot afford to allow this pandemic to turn our … Continue reading

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Something to ponder . . .

“This for me is the defining argument for diversity: Diversity is the best way to defend equality. If people from diverse groups are not making the decisions, the burdens and benefits of society will be divided unequally and unfairly—with the … Continue reading

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