Mike Cope Audio – Women, Gifts and the Body of Christ

After the Pepperdine Lectures and Jarred Robinson’s keynote (#95 here) there have been requests for Mike Cope’s sermon Women, Gifts and the Body of Christ. Over time it has disappeared from various websites but I just happened to have an mp3 of it and wanted to host it here for those who desire to hear […]

The Problem of Hot Button Issues Becoming Identifying Markers

There have always been hot button issues facing Christianity. One of the challenges that faces churches who take a non-status quo position on these issues is to change their practices without setting up their position as THE identifying marker of the congregation. Whether you agree or disagree with a church’s position, you can understand why […]

Women Using Their Gifts: Laura Day

A couple of years ago I traveled to Texas for my niece’s wedding.  Four of us were meeting at the Dallas airport, having arrived on separate flights.  I retrieved the rental car and we set about on our three-hour journey. All went well until we walked out of the hotel the following morning to find […]

What do you do with Junias and Phoebe?

Now this one threw me for a loop. I never noticed this before – “Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.” – Romans 16:7 There is no doubt that Paul is referring to Junias as […]

The Psychology of Modesty

When I was in graduate school at the University of Florida I did a lot of work with children who had disruptive and extreme attention seeking behaviors. One thing we taught parents is that when children try to get their parents’ attention through negative attention seeking behaviors they are to be ignored. Once the child […]

Paradigm Issues Facing the Church – Women’s Roles

I am going to open a can of worms on this one but here we go. I am going to throw a couple of questions out there for you to mull over. 1) If God allowed someone to worship Him in various ways, what would God think of someone who tried to stop them from […]