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I recently heard a talk about gender. Its message was clear: God created us as male or female and to change our gender is an act of self-creation and as such a rejection of God’s ordained purpose and design (the speaker used the word gender throughout but did not define it). The speaker was adam... read more
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It used to be so simple. A child was born and as it drew it’s first breathe the announcement was made ‘It’s a boy!’ or ‘It’s a girl!’ I experienced that four times, surprised each time. We had two girls followed by two boys. We were more than happy to have all girls (my husband fancied himself a... read more
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Father We acknowledge your sovereign rule. We know that our true hope is in knowing the peace that comes through your Son. We look forward to the day when his just and perfect rule is seen by all nations and every knee will bow before him. We thank you that you establish earthly rulers ... read more
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A review of 'Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian' by Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Baker Academic (2016) “I am grossly disappointed in you for this essay, Mr. Kristof. You have spent so much time in troubled places seemingly calling out misogyny and bigotry. And yet here you are, scolding and s... read more
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I was asked on a question panel what reasons are there to leave a Church. Perhaps a reputation as a serial Church leaver has gone before me? Since 1987 I have been in six churches and my reasons for leaving them have varied and yet weren’t really different. Despite surface appearances the issue ... read more
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We are a tiny Church that longs to reach out with the gospel [1]. We have no full time ministry staff, no paid staff, no ministry trainees, no administrators, no permanent building, a minuscule budget, not much courage but a deep awareness of the need to evangelise our area. I have previously de... read more
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