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Jesus, John Wayne and #MeToo Warnings We Missed

The latest issue of the Journal of Urban Mission just went live. The theme is #ChurchToo, which was enough to get me interested. I contributed two articles. One is a double review of Kristin Du Mez’s two books—her bestselling Jesus … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #22: Whiplash!

Arden is not having surgery this morning as planned. I can’t believe I just typed that. The surgeon postponed the procedure to run a couple more tests and make sure she’s in good shape for the surgery. Arden’s birthday party … Continue reading

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ARDEN UPDATE #21: Another Milestone . . . Actually Two

Our Arden is turning seven next week. It’s an important milestone. She was four when doctors discovered she had severe hip dysplasia. Two surgeries later, at least three spica casts, lots of physical therapy, and a determination to ride her … Continue reading

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No more Cinderella. We need hope!

“. . . this harmless looking little story . . . will awaken us to a whole new way of being human that will reconfigure our lives and leave us longing for more. . . . and will inject rich … 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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Even more reason to dismantle patriarchy!

You will need to sit down to watch this video. Please know, I am well aware that both Médine Keener‘s presentation above titled “Abuse of Women in Africa” and mine, “Dismantling Patriarchy and Recovering the Blessed Alliance,” are each 40 … Continue reading

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#MeToo Story 3: King David’s Daughter Tamar

Her Face in Her Hands:Tamar’s Story as a Blessing during #MeToo/#ChurchToo 2 Samuel 13Written by Amy Lineburg Knöttner The Patriarchal Backdrop As the first-born son, he held the the position of highest value in the family, and yet Amnon wanted … Continue reading

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Confronting the Bible’s #MeToo Stories

“Women’s story is there [in the Bible] written large, though it may be hidden in the text, and finding it might be like digging for gold.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Rabbi Julia Neuberger In the early days of my quest to understand the Bible’s … Continue reading

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January 6 Revisited

Yesterday, we re-witnessed—in more horrifying detail—the brutal violence of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was worse than we thought, yet mercifully and thanks to Capitol Police not as bad as it might have been. It was … Continue reading

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A Call for Help!

It is every parent’s worst nightmare—that something bad will happen to one of our kids. That nightmare is happening now to a dear friend, Christian brother, and colleague of mine—known and loved by many of you. Professor Paul Louis Metzger’s … Continue reading

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