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Have You Fallen for This Pervasive ‘Authority’ Myth About Women in the Church?

For many churches, “authority” is the central issue that determines a woman’s role in her congregation. One megachurch, for example, allows female pastors but only male elders. On its website, the church explains that the governing body for their church is the board of elders, and since women cannot exercise governing authority, all elders must …

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Conservative Women on College Campuses: ‘We’re Not a Dying Breed’

CBN – College can be a challenge for anyone, but especially when the culture is going against you. “I think a lot of the time on campuses if you’re conservative you feel like you have to be closeted because so many Millennials do tend to lean liberal, so if you don’t agree with that viewpoint …

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Papua New Guinea tribal violence leaves more than 20 dead, mostly women and children

More than 20 people — mostly women and children — have been killed in days of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, according to officials. Papua New Guinea Acting Police Commissioner Francis Tokura said Wednesday that 16 women and children were killed this week by assailants armed with rifles in the village of Karida The attack on Monday was believed to have …

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Madonna’s pro-abortion theology: ‘Don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?’

Madonna — whose Catholic background has always played a role of one kind or another in her music career — said she’d like to have a meeting with Pope Francis and guessed what she might say to the pontiff. “Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women. Let’s talk about it,” Madonna revealed during …

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National Rainbow Baby Day In The USA

August 22nd is National Rainbow Baby Day in the US. This is a special celebration with a note of solmenity. Mothers across the country unite in support of one another and share pictures of their kids wearing all sorts of rainbow-colored garb. My son, Shep, is a Rainbow Baby. A Rainbow Baby is a baby …

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A Letter to My Brothers

Dear Brothers in Christ, A few years ago I told my friend, Ed Stetzer, that, whenever he hears the news that I’m on my deathbed, he’s to elbow his way through my family members to interview me about what it’s been like to be a female leader in the conservative Evangelical world. He responded, “Why …

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10 Things Real Christian Women Shouldn’t Do

  “In some countries, the term Christian is synonymous with American and carries with it negative connotations – it says more about one’s political beliefs and excesses than personal values,” Dana told me. “The term Christ-follower describes a Person and a lifestyle.” Upon hearing that, I was convicted through the years to make sure that …

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Female Evangelical Leaders Call on Church to Speak out on Violence against Women

The statement, released Wednesday (Dec. 20), is accompanied by the hashtag #SilenceIsNotSpiritual and is part of a campaign that will run through Easter on April 1, 2018. As for the church: “There is no institution with greater capacity to create protected spaces for healing and restoration for survivors, as well as confession, repentance and rehabilitation for perpetrators,” …

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Women in Ministry – Is There an Issue?

The United Pentecostal Church International has always recognized the ministry of women, including ordination to the preaching and teaching ministry. Over the past several decades, the percentage of credentialed ministers who are women has declined, but in recent years there have been renewed efforts to affirm and encourage women in ministry. Let’s take a look …

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NBC’s Matt Lauer Fired for ‘Inappropriate Workplace Behavior’

This morning started on shaky ground at the “Today” Show set, as news was announced that long-time anchor Matt Lauer had been terminated for complaints of inappropriate sexual behavior. Co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news at the start of the show, visibly affected by the emotion of it all: “This is a sad morning …

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Has the Sexual Revolution Cheapened Value of Sex and Women?

The price of sex has plummeted, throwing the “mating market” into a tizzy, according to Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus. “It turns out that a world in which it is possible to satisfy our sexual desires much more immediately carries with it a number of unhappy and unintended consequences,” writes Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology …

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The Forgotten Women of the Reformation

Stories We Need to Remember The untold story of the Reformation is of the women of the Reformation. We tend to tell the story of all the men, and that’s because they were pastors, and believe based on the teachings of Scripture, that the pastorate is an office reserved for men. But in that, we …

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