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3 Reasons to Hire Women to Do Ministry in the Local Church
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3 Reasons to Hire Women to Do Ministry in the Local Church

I recently spoke with some women, all of whom—eight or more years after seminary or Bible school graduation—are still seeking ministry jobs. At any given time, there are only a handful of such jobs available, and the number drops steeply in complementarian churches (my own tradition). Though women are attending seminary at higher rates (compare 1975 to 2016), the number of…

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is Surprisingly Flat
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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is Surprisingly Flat

For a film that explores multiple dimensions of time and space, A Wrinkle in Time is disappointingly flat. I have no sentimental attachment to the book: I read it as an adult, so I have no childhood nostalgia to make the changes from page to screen more painful. But the general flattening felt like a…

I Am Gomer
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I Am Gomer

“The people of Israel are not idolaters simply because they are bored with worshiping God. Rather, they pursue other gods for the same reason that you pursue other gods. They believe that those gods will give them what they want. Underneath idolatry is the problem of broken desire.” — Mark Vroegop Text: Hosea 2–3 Preached: September 17,…

Why He Doesn’t Call Himself Gay
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Why He Doesn’t Call Himself Gay

I’m a Christian woman who experiences same-sex attraction. Should I call myself a lesbian? In his new book Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace, Daniel Mattson would argue “no.” As a Roman Catholic who experiences same-sex attraction, he adds to the growing discussion within the church about…

America’s Next Top Foreign Diplomat: Who Is Mike Pompeo?
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America’s Next Top Foreign Diplomat: Who Is Mike Pompeo?

WASHINGTON – While his name may not be as familiar as other prominent members of the president’s Cabinet, Mike Pompeo has been a key player in President Donald Trump’s national security team, serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency since January 2017. Before he was tapped to be the nation’s spy chief, Pompeo was a four-term…