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A Patriarch Takes a Fall: Doug Phillips Resigns

Douglas Phillips resigned as director of Vision Forum Ministries a few days ago, citing a “lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman” other than his wife, Beall.  You can read his statement here. If you know who Douglas Phillips is at … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy, part 2: Watch your language!

Complementarian, egalitarian, Christian feminist, biblical patriarchy…do you automatically attach negative connotations to any of those words?  Or positive?  Do any of them sound hopelessly arcane, or jargony?  I tossed around all of those terms in my last post and I … Continue reading

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Did I overshare? Have some links.

It got really quiet last week, after I put up that last post.  Maybe I should have given that one a bit more forethought, at least before sharing it on Facebook. Oh, well, what’s done is done.  I’m putting together … Continue reading

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We Need to Have a Good Discussion About Youth Ministry. You Won’t Find It In “Divided”

I’ve been involved in youth ministry for 20 of the last 34 years.  Yep, I  did the math.  I racked up six years as a teenager, heavily involved in my church youth group, eight years as a lay youth leader … Continue reading

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