Complementarian vs. Egalitarian (pt. 3) – Egalitarian

October 11, 2012
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Egalitarianism…weeeeooooo!! More fun! (see the first two of the series here: Part one: The beginning Part two: Complementarian)   Egalitarian means “equal”…itar…ian… Well, “egal” means equal in french. And the main idea behind this –ism is that we are all made equal and have equal standing before God. Period. Definite article. While they acknowledge that […]

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Church: Is bigger better or is smaller more sacred?

October 8, 2012
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In the course of my life I have attended, been part of, and served at churches of different sizes, from a couple internships at 1,200+ member churches to a few weeks with a house church. I have seen some huge productions done fairly well, and I have seen groups of believers meet on the fly […]

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Complementarian vs. Egalitarian (pt 2) – Complementarian

September 13, 2012
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Complementarianism? YAY here we go… ( I will be using third person pronouns, don’t take it personally ) This Ligon Duncan quote is the benchmark of the majority of this view, “God has created men and women equal in their essential dignity and human person-hood, but different and complementary in function with male headship in […]

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Complementarian vs. Egalitarian (pt 1) – the beginning

September 11, 2012
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It’s been far too quiet around her lately and so I figured I’d jump back into the blog-o-sphere with something to shake the boat. Gender Equality in the Church – Yay!!!!!!!! Fun topic. Ok, so if you were unaware this is one of the “third rail” topics of discussion. Meaning you don’t touch it unless […]

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Insular theological communities

September 6, 2012
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It is common for like-minded people to group together. This is true in education, politics, and religion; among every other category we can come up with. While there are valid reasons theological groups should pool together it can be deadly for groups to become so insular that they ignore or reject those that are different […]

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Christians at War

June 19, 2012
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Christian life is war, a seemingly endless series of battles. It begins at the moment of conversion, maybe before. When we accept our salvation we receive the Holy Spirit and the fight begins in earnest. Before that we could have been content to serve our sin nature and not fight against the things that enslave […]

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Sermonizing

June 18, 2012
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In my job I get to plan and lead music, and hang out with and teach students. But I also get to preach once in a while. Here are the two sermons that I’ve given… ever. Just to give you an idea of how God likes to remind me that I’m not in control, in […]

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