My Next Book and Surprises

  Dear Friends,   I know that I have been away for some time and it looks like I may have abandoned the idea of writing or have forgotten about you. Nothing can be further from the truth!   For starters, I have been writing a lot. Over the past year (and a little moreContinue reading “My Next Book and Surprises”

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?”