“Error almost always begets more error”: One last PS on women preaching

I know I've been writing about women who step into biblically unauthorized leadership positions frequently of late. I thought I was done, but then I came across something and I wanted to add to the cache of previous essays I've done in the last couple of weeks. I believe this is a highly important topic. …

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The Truest Poverty Social Justice Can Never Cure

They had it all, "social justice" had been performed nearly, and Jesus told them that they were still suffering from wretchedness, nakedness, blindness, and poverty. Here is the verse: Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, …

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Henry Ward Beecher, social justice, and Eben-melech the unknown hero

By Elizabeth Prata "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love." ~Henry Ward Beecher Beecher was a minister, temperance promoter, abolitionist, social justice warrior, and the brother of famous novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. He lived from 1813 to 1887. In his ministry, he developed a new oratorical style, in which he …

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Social Justice, the Global Church, and Controversies

It has been dizzying this past 3 months in the evangelical wider world, and very worrying in the online evangelical world. The controversies have been deep and fervent. The lines between camps within visible Christianity have widened. Seemingly stable ministries have suddenly swerved hard. There have been numerous events and controversies which reveal that we …

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