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When Church Feels Like Ballet Class (some thoughts on Posture, Strength, Flexibility, and Attitudes)

  Someone asked me recently when last I was “wowed” by church. I didn’t know what to say, but it made me wonder about the question: should I expect to be “wowed” by church? If not, what should church feel like? I’ve been wrestling with this for days, and the closest answer I can think …

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I love you, friend, but I don’t want your essential oils (or leggings, or mascara…)

If you’ve been around church women for any length of time, chances are you’ve been invited to some kind of product party: a “no pressure, just-a-bunch-of-girls get together” with food and a presentation of jewelry, essential oils, makeup, leggings, cleaning products, accessories, nutritional supplements, skin care miracles, or (fill in the blank) on display. Or, …

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On The Pain of Going to Church and How Community Orchestra Helped

It was hard to be in church yesterday. Trump won the US presidential election, and it is no secret to readers of this blog that I was sad about that (although I will respect him and pray for his government). But I was sadder still that pollsters said more than 80% of evangelical Christians voted …

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Ask Me: How Should I Respond to the SCOTUS Decision if I Disagreed?

Dear Bronwyn, How would you suggest Christians who don’t believe in the morality of gay marriage react to a culture at large who will attack and invalidate a dissenting opinion as hateful and bigoted? Almost everyone I know who disagrees is too afraid to say anything to the contrary lest they be verbally assaulted – …

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Pick of the Clicks 6/6/2015

WOW, there are some game-changer reads in this week’s line-up. Ready? Set? GO! Abigail Rine’s essay What is Marriage to Evangelical Millenials? raised some really excellent questions about the presumptions people bring to discussions about marriage (particularly why we marry at all). Do not miss, on this topic, Matthew Lee Anderson’s Why I Am Opposed To …

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Is The ‘Women in Ministry’ Question A Gospel Issue?

It’s been a couple of weeks since I sat down at the virtual table at the Passing the Saltshaker blog, where some online friends and I write about Christianity, the church and gender. This week we’re talking about where and how women belong in complementation churches and parachurch organizations. Here’s a snippet from today’s post: …

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