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On Taking the New Guy to Lunch

March 17, 2014 8:00 AM

I have great sympathy for the new hires at our church. Our building is a maze of classrooms and closets, navigating IT takes a decade, and recalling names of all our staff is a bit numbing. It’s a big,...

When Men Misinterpret Pastoral Care

November 11, 2013 8:00 AM

They met at a professional conference. Valerie was a young pastor, and Charlie was a recent college graduate interning with a campus ministry organization. He mentioned that he was discerning a call to ministry, so Valerie engaged him in...

How Did Jesus Teach?

December 1, 2011 11:12 AM

Recently, a friend shared a conversation she’d had with another woman in leadership. “All she talked about is how no one will support her preaching, and how she’s having a hard time getting ordained. Not once did she talk about...

I Was a Reverse Discriminator

June 29, 2011 3:49 PM

It would take a lot for me to change my mind about allowing men to be alone with my children. Seven years counseling women recovering from all kinds of horrors experienced at the hands of men, a season that coincided...

Weary of the Gender Wars

June 26, 2009 4:02 PM

I grew up in the faith while "Onward Christian Soldiers" was still regularly sung at church. However, due to the Viet Nam War, it lost its appeal as we were bombarded with the images of war on the nightly news....

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