When Women Remain Silent: Putting an end to #MeToo and #ChurchToo

I’ve had some pretty intense conversations over the past few months. As 2017 drew to a close, I was talking with a woman leader in the church who said, “This is the year that began with a women’s protest march and ended with the #MeToo hashtag.” The latter has led to the downfall of severalContinue reading “When Women Remain Silent: Putting an end to #MeToo and #ChurchToo”

Is Learning from Women Essential for Pastoral Competence?

Like so many others, I’ve listened to Pastor John Piper’s statement that women should not be allowed to teach at seminaries because they would assume a pastoral position of authority above men who are being trained to pastor. Buried within his response is the statement, The issue, as always, is not the competence of womenContinue reading “Is Learning from Women Essential for Pastoral Competence?”

Leadership Issue: Hello! Millennials are Leaving the Church

Millennials are leaving the Church. That’s the conclusion that is drawn from much of the recent readings. The statement is only partially true, however, and it presents a great opportunity for the evangelical church to reconsider how she approaches the millennial generation, makes disciples, and views diversity. Taking another look at this problem offers someContinue reading “Leadership Issue: Hello! Millennials are Leaving the Church”