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Returning to the Shack

There’s a rickety old shack in the Oscar winning movie, Forest Gump, where Forest’s best friend Jenny grew up. Jenny’s shack is also the place that hides her darkest, most painful memories—early years of sexual abuse. After they reach adulthood, Forest and … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Women’s History Celebrant

I suspect the renown Reformation pastor John Calvin is one of the last men anyone would expect to show up during Women’s History Month—at least in a favorable way. This is where the capability of church historians (I’m thinking of … Continue reading

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Refueling Hope!

My memories of the Synergy Women’s Network are never far below the surface. It doesn’t take much for them to burst into life for me again. That happened as I watched the historic Women’s March on January 20, knowing Synergy … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

On January 21, 2017, day two of the president’s first week in office, city streets in America and around the world were flooded with predominately pink-hatted female protesters raising awareness of women’s rights. The pink hats were a visible protest … Continue reading

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Franciscan Blessing for Such a Time as This

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month with the Bold Women of the Bible

March is National Women’s History Month and an opportunity to spotlight the incredible contributions of women to national and global history. It is also a golden opportunity for us to rediscover the strong legacy bequeathed to us by women in the … Continue reading

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It’s a Man’s Prerogative to Change His Mind

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Christian History Institute is running a series of “Throwback Thursday” blog posts. The purpose is to educate more readers on the Reformation. Each contributor blogged on a quote from a reformer. … Continue reading

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