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What You Need to Know About The Nashville Statement

By on September 5, 2017 in Culture, Gender with 1 Comment

Do you have questions about transgenderism in our culture today? Have you wondered whether the simple truths of Scripture can speak to all of the gender confusion happening in our world? Last week, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released a 14-point declaration called the “Nashville Statement.” […]

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David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion

By on January 26, 2016 in Gender with 1 Comment

As many in the world mourn the passing of musical icon and innovator David Bowie from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, the influence of his 1970s, androgynous, glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, lives on in contemporary discussions about gender.   The Separation of Gender and Sex Even if you are not a child […]

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Gender Lessons from a Happy Meal

By on April 23, 2015 in Gender with 1 Comment

In December of 2014, The Guardian (a British national daily newspaper) published an article regarding the push for “No Gender December.” This initiative was to address how toys were being marketed to children and how “children shouldn’t have to conform to gender stereotypes. This month, the editors of the Swedish Academy have announced that the […]

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Why God Made Girls

By on December 2, 2014 in Gender with 4 Comments

Recently, my husband and I were riding in the car listening to some music when a song came over the radio that caused me to reflect biblically on the message of the song. The artist is a newer voice in country music—Raelynn. The title of this catchy tune is “God Made Girls”. Obviously, a song […]

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The Church and The Transgender Next Door

By on July 31, 2014 in BW Statement, Gender with 0 Comments

Gender – We believe that gender is God-given, not socially constructed or self-determined; that gender distinctions are rooted in creation and manifested in biological differences, transcending social customs and cultural stereotypes; that being created as a woman is an essential aspect of our identity (Gen 2:18-25; Matt 19:4; Mark 10:6). In January 2012, UK couple […]

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Is Male Headship a Result of the Fall?

By on August 27, 2013 in Biblical Womanhood, Gender, Marriage with 0 Comments

One of my favorite things about being married to a college pastor is building relationships with the girls in our group. Inevitably, there are two young people who fall in love, consider marriage, and decide they need marriage/relationship counsel from Chris and me. There is no greater joy than to see two young people who […]

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On DOMA, Prop 8, and Being Faithful

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a landmark decision regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Couched in language that moves this decision from a financial benefits issue to redefining marriage, Justice Kennedy writes in the court opinion that the decision handed down is about giving dignity […]

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Aurora Heroes and Real Men

By on July 24, 2012 in Gender with 0 Comments

This morning’s headlines still have us stunned by the senseless evil of the shooting in Aurora, CO. But even in the wake of the tragedy, we hear about the everyday heroes. Like 21-year-old Stephanie Davies, who covered the neck wound of her friend Allie with one hand and called 911 with the other. Or like […]

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Biology, Destiny and "Having It All"

By on July 3, 2012 in Culture, Feminism, Gender, Women's Issues with 1 Comment

In case you’ve missed it, there’s been a lot of talk about the life of a working mom lately and it hasn’t all been pretty. Snowballing the latest conversation on “The Mommy Wars” was this month’s cover story in The Atlantic, leading to an overnight avalanche of responses and rebuttalsto Ann-Marie Slaughter’s personal experience and […]

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Serving Waffles from Venus

By on May 29, 2012 in Gender, Ministry with 0 Comments

On a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy, titled “What is it About Men?” the prologue offered a rapid fire series of events with each male character pointing out the differences between men and women.  The dialogue went like this: There are distinct differences between male and female brains. Female brains have a larger hippocampus, which […]

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