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Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary

A few days ago writer D.L. Mayfield wrote in The Washington Post about the power of Mary's Magnificat -- and the all-too-common silencing of Mary, particularly in white evangelical environments. When it comes to the Magnificat, the song proclaimed by Mary while she was pregnant with Jesus, today's public usages of the passage often end… Continue reading Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary

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church, cultural issues, ministry, personal

On This International Women’s Day

On this International Women's Day, I am blessed to be in a divinity school where around 50% of my classmates are women and, coincidentally, this semester 100% of my professors are women. This year, I have seen some great women (and some great men!) teach, preach, administer sacraments, and lead all manner of things. As… Continue reading On This International Women’s Day

church, cultural issues, emerging adulthood, ministry

You (Almost) Lost Me: Why This Young Christian Is Somehow Not Leaving Church…And Rethinking Faith

2015 may be late in the game to be bringing up David Kinnaman's 2011 bestseller You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...And Rethinking Faith. But last week I attended the "Prone to Wander: Ministry to Millennials" conference at Dallas Theological Seminary, which was keynoted by thought leader Gabe Lyons and which alluded to Kinnaman's work. Seeing as I both am… Continue reading You (Almost) Lost Me: Why This Young Christian Is Somehow Not Leaving Church…And Rethinking Faith