Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Questions I have about Galatians 3:28

When it comes to issues of gender roles and the church there are a few texts that you simply cannot avoid. Complementarians throw out 1 Tim 2:12 and sooner or later back comes Galatians 3:28. ‘Proof text’ shouts one side, ‘control text’ shouts the other.

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Why I love giving through Kiva

One of the things I’m most enjoying about parenting is giving with my son Noah (he’s four and a bit). Working out how to do that can be fun and one of the ways we use the most is giving through Kiva. Kiva is a

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How do you solve a problem like Deborah?

Every now and then I comment on the debate about the role of women in the church, and the arguments on both sides are well rehearsed and increasingly entrenched. One of the key examples given for the egalitarian case (those who believe that every role

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What the Bible says women can do: some reflections

I recently compiled a list of positive examples of what the Bible clearly affirms for women, in an attempt to start from a positive rather than more negative question of whether there are any restrictions. Having spent some time reflecting on this list, there are

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What the Bible says women can do

I always tread carefully before stepping into the muddy waters of writing about the Bible and gender roles. It’s an arena that usually ends up in greater separation not unity and proves to be an exercise in how not to engage charitably with those who

A taste of the kingdom

There are many things to consider when you’re planting a church, but time with new people should always be near the top of the list. It’s important to build relationships of course, it’s important to teach foundational values and principles but if you don’t meet

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Cyber-magic!

I love card magic and technology, so really enjoyed this clever combination of the two. Have a good weekend.