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Reclaiming Eve: The Identity & Calling of Women in the Kingdom of God

April 21, 2014 8:00 AM

The book: Reclaiming Eve: The Identity & Calling of Women in the Kingdom of God By Suzanne Burden, Carla Sunberg, and Jamie Wright Published by Beacon Hill Press Why I picked up this book: I had several reasons for...

Women Leading in a New Era

December 19, 2013 8:00 AM

Formerly on staff at Willow Creek, leadership consultant Nancy Ortberg—also a speaker and author—is currently leading on staff at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. She talked with GFL about being in churches that don’t recognize women in leadership, the intersection...

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...

A Pink Flamingo in a Sea of Blue Herons

February 13, 2011 2:13 PM

Entering the room, I looked up to view this semester's preaching class. I mentioned something about the lack of estrogen, to which the professor replied: "You'll need to assert yourself in class." It was then that the truth became evident....

Finding God in the Chatter

December 4, 2009 4:33 PM

Last Friday evening, a casual outdoor party in my neighborhood culminated with a half-dozen girls sprawled across my living room. As they compared splits and talked about the upcoming school year, I held skinny feet in the air as each...

What We're Asked to Change

December 1, 2009 2:35 PM

During a recent breakfast meeting, an apparently well-meaning supporter of my husband’s campaign for State Representative told him that he really should’ve changed his name “like the Jews used to do” if he’s serious about politics. It’s a racist world,...

Women: Mission Critical

October 20, 2009 6:49 PM

Each of us wants to believe that we matter. That we have something to offer. That our contributions to building God’s kingdom are needed and valuable. But as I travel the world speaking to women in ministry, I have found...

Leading in the Lands of the Free

June 30, 2009 2:20 PM

My seven-year-old son is on a freedom kick. Whenever we talk about a country (and this is often, since he and my five-year-old daughter are also on geography kicks), he'll ask: "Do they have freedom there?" I love that he...

False Distinction Between Gifts and Roles

May 5, 2009 9:44 AM

When was the last time you took a spiritual gifts inventory or answered a church survey to see how God might be leading you to serve in your church? Maybe you are in ministry to women who have particular gifts...

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