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God Bless the Girl Child!

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 the official International Day of the Girl Child. In today’s world, there are 1.1 billion of her, and she is reason both for celebration and for concern. Girls are … Continue reading

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Behind Every Great Man is a Great Woman

The old adage, “Behind every great man is a great woman,” certainly rings true at Moody Bible Institute (MBI). The story of the founding of this well-known Christian institution provides a classic example of a strong alliance between a man … Continue reading

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The First Great New Testament Theologian was a Woman

“You know, there have never been any great women theologians.” The speaker was my favorite seminary professor, and his words stung me. His statement, which was so disparaging and deflating, quickly morphed into a challenge I couldn’t ignore. The stake … Continue reading

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Something to ponder . . .

I’ve often wondered if our best worship leaders shouldn’t be coming from the scientific community. When scientists investigate the endless frontiers of creation — probing upward in the universe and downward into the microscopic intricacies of the atom and DNA — it makes sense … Continue reading

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The Millennial Exodus

“Christianity has an image problem among American youth.” –David Kinnaman, Barna Group In his ominously titled book, The End of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones (CEO, Public Religion Research Institute) chronicles the demise of the white American church. Among … Continue reading

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Heading North!

Next destination is Houghton, New York, where I’ll be speaking in chapel at Houghton College and interacting with students about Malestrom in a class and over lunch this Wednesday. I’m expecting a very interesting time! Later that day, I’ll be visiting … Continue reading

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Construction of the Glass Ceiling Starts Early

A 1991 study, “Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America,” conducted by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW) reported “a strong link between the ‘sharp drop in self-esteem suffered by pre-adolescent and adolescent American girls to what they learn in the … Continue reading

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