I’ve been ruminating on this post for a while now, and I’m still not sure I’m quite ready to express all that my heart is feeling. But soon other things will be upon us, as happens in normal church life, and I realize that before long the radical thing that just happened in my little church will be so normal
You know, for a girl, you can really preach. I normally don’t read books by girls but I read your book I never listen in while I’m running sound for these lady things but I listened this time and I thought you said a couple of great things!
Stories have a great power to inspire and help us see outside ourselves. History is filled with stories, many of which come from a context different enough from our own, that we can see the aspects of another life in a
So I’m a bit of a jerk. A surprise to some. Not so much to others. In May, New Leaf hosted In the Company of Women, a conference for men and women who long to see the mission of God advanced in Canada through shared leadership. Last year, when my almost friend Jared Siebert mentioned this idea of reclaiming
About every 6-8 months I get both forgetful and antsy-for-change. The combination is that I forget how much I dread the process of getting my hair braided, and I mindlessly set up a time for a 100+ braids to be put in my hair. About a week before, In the Company of Women, I
I am still basking in the glow of an event in which I recently participated: In the Company of Women, a conference about women and men sharing in leadership in the Church. The idea behind this gathering must have struck a chord,
I can’t tell you how many times I have spoken at a church or event and had a woman tell me afterwards: “This is the first time I have ever heard a woman preach.” I’m never quite sure how to respond. I usually say something like: “I’m glad you could see that.”
They say the journey to the top is a lonely one. While that statement is meant to address most leadership positions, it is the ever present reality of women in church leadership. When a woman enters the pulpit at most moderate evangelical churches they are often the first or one of few women that
I love women. I especially have a thing for strong, inspiring, encouraging women. The list of amazing women who have shaped and formed me is a lengthy one and includes my mom, my three stepmothers (my Dad loves women too), a handful of mentors, two Jesus-followers and my fierce tribe of girlfriends. I have
I remember the day like it was yesterday, though I can't remember where I finally got the gumption to pick up the phone and start dialling. I was 19 and still green like fresh Spring grass, assuming every Bible College would want an energetic young female bent on Pastoral Ministry to join their ranks.