"By focusing His desire and choice on Sarah, God was establishing that it is He who determines the standards of acceptability and suitability for His purposes and calling and that it is not based on any natural qualification we could ever bring to the table."
"So, suddenly in Genesis 5:3, humans are no longer 'seen' as beings made in God's image. Rather, Adam sees his offspring as beings made in his own image. And suddenly, Eve's name is no longer mentioned...patriarchy has arrived!"
"Having even just one woman or person of color speaking on a panel or within a group of papers can have a big impact on the tenor of the conversation." -Haley Gabrielle
"As a Christian woman, I cannot turn a blind eye to how the Bible has been and is still being taken out of context and used to perpetuate injustice to women." -Fola Folayan
"Jesus doesn’t minimize the obstacles she faces as a woman who has finally obtained a seat at the table. Jesus will stand in the gap to make sure no one takes it back!" -Raya Parvez
There are those who feel that because I am a pastor, it is wrong for me to speak about and advocate for gender equality (and to some extent, all the other equalities I speak about). They feel it is 'ungodly' and that it creates disharmony in the Christian community. But today, I'd like to set… Continue reading Does God Support Gender Equality?
I love the book of Genesis, because more than anything else, it is the book of 'beginnings' or 'origins.' While it doesn't give us a scientific explanation for how things work, nevertheless what it gives us is their 'source.' The origin of 'beings.' The origin of species. The origin of life! The origin of 'relationships.'… Continue reading Patriarchy is the Disease. Jesus is the Cure!
How often have women heard the phrase "If God called you..." in response to the complaints of discrimination against female church leadership and female ministers??? Those who spout this phrase would have us believe that IF God genuinely calls a woman to ministry and ministerial leadership, she would automatically escape the bitter and antagonistic rejections… Continue reading If God Called You…
"Mama!" This was the first time my daughter directly addressed or called me. I still remember both the shock and thrill that ran through my system as I heard that one little word, from her cute baby voice! It was simultaneously a shock and a thrill because it said to me "she recognizes me as… Continue reading Mama!
I've never been a fan of titles or social status for that matter. Those who've known me all my life, also know that the most hidden things about me were my accomplishments - I don't brag. That's not me. It was for this reason that I was critical of my eldest sister's (now deceased) propensity… Continue reading What’s In A Title?