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Patriarchy, Bill Gothard, and the Umbrella of Protection

In my fundamentalism of the 1960s, it was widely believed that the husband was the head of the house and that women were not allowed to preach. Many even objected to their wives working outside the home. The ideal wife … Continue reading

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What does it Mean that Jesus Brings, not Peace, but a Sword?

Does Jesus come to bring, not peace, but a sword? According to Matthew 10 this is exactly what he says: Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, … Continue reading

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7 Things I am Thankful for this Season

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wish to share a few things for which I am most thankful. I am certainly thankful for more than these seven things, but they are at the top of my list. 1. I am thankful for … Continue reading

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