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Queen Esther and #MeToo

Paul Louis Metzger and his ministry organization New Wine, New Wineskins should be on your radar. Paul is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Future at Multnomah University and Multnomah Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He’s also the Director of the Institute for … Continue reading

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The Patron Saint of International Women’s Day

I am nominating Boaz the Israelite as the Patron Saint of International Women’s Day. That’s right, I’m nominating a man. At a time when male power and privilege are regularly condemned in the headlines as a curse and a major … Continue reading

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No Time for Tears

“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.” ―Shakespeare I am all cried out. I have no more tears―only deep groans and righteous indignation. Yet again, we are suffering #ChurchToo aftershocks following the February 22 revelation that … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Gospel Liberates Men from the Malestrom

“The maelstrom is the seaman’s nightmare, but the ‘malestrom’ poses an even greater threat to men than the hidden dangers of the open sea.” The malestrom is the particular ways in which the fall impacts the male of the human … Continue reading

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Something to ponder . . .

When widowhood or anything else alters a woman’s life, the center of her identity doesn’t disintegrate, for she is not defined or redefined by circumstances, relationships, her resume, or public opinion. God defines her. If you looked up “woman” in … Continue reading

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Women Theologians on the Rise

It has long been my conviction that woman are some of our best theologians. The Bible contains a strong line-up of female theologians whose contributions have been indispensable and whose legacy invites women today to follow. In When Life and … Continue reading

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Eliminate Violence Against Women

About that “Destructive Wildfire We Must Fight”, it should be noted that (as California firefighters will testify) multiple devastating wildfires can be blazing out of control at the same time. As Christians, we need to intensify our efforts to bring … Continue reading

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The Destructive Wildfire We Must Fight!

“So devastating I don’t really have the words to describe it. It looks like a war zone, and it is.” —California Governor Jerry Brown For over seven years off-and-on, I lived in Southern California. I remember earthquakes and the warm … Continue reading

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Confronting the #MeToo/#ChurchToo Crisis

Saturday, November 9, 2019, I will be teaching a 1-day seminar at Missio Seminary in Philadelphia titled: “Confronting the #MeToo/#ChurchToo Crisis”. Even before the #MeToo crisis exploded on Twitter, Missio Seminary was engaging this issue through the Graduate School of Counseling (GSOC) … Continue reading

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The Power of Fightin’ Love

At a time when divisiveness is often the word of choice to describe dynamics in our country, our politics, families, and even, sad to say, inside the church, a book about love is a welcome respite. The book I have in mind … Continue reading

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