Category Archives: Blessed Alliance

Another Great Awakening!

One by one, women and girls are awakening to the fact that God’s vision for his daughters is bigger than they thought—much bigger than the narrow vision the church so often proclaims for us. I’ll never get over the thrill … Continue reading

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“A grounding and crucial read”

Sometimes a book finds you at just the right time in your life.  I’d known of Carolyn Custis James’ book, Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women, since it was first published 10 years ago. But it was one … Continue reading

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Dismantling Patriarchy and Recovering the Blessed Alliance

Just as Covid won’t go away without effective vaccines . . . . As Christians, we cannot in good conscience adequately address this global crisis of Violence Against Women without exploring causative factors that increase female vulnerability and allow violence against women to occur within our … Continue reading

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The Men of Troy

Nothing pleases me more than seeing Ruth’s name in lights—especially when I know it is the ezer-warrior version of Ruth (rather than the Cinderella version) who is getting the attention. Ruth was in the spotlight again last week at Kensington … 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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