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Take Delight in Your Passions
The story of Juana Ines de la Cruz reminds us that God instills passions within us that he can use for his glory.
In the meantime, Juana devoured the books she found in her grandfather's library: literature, science, philosophy, theology, languages. She developed some quirky habits.
Is Seminary Part of Your Calling?
Sitting at the feet of Jesus might mean getting a degree
This year, after four and a half years of taking classes on the side while working full-time, I graduated from seminary with a master's degree in theology.
Why We Need Single Women Leaders
The unique challenges and powerful insights of unmarried ministry leaders
Certainly, most Christians would heartily disagree with this theology, and yet it's what so many single people grasp from the way the church talks—or fails to talk—about singleness.
Pastors, We Need To Stop Expecting Worship Leaders To Do Our Job For Us
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper.
If the theology being presented in our churches isn't deep enough, it's not the worship leader's responsibility to make it deeper. Innovative MinistryJuly
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know many women who confess to being intimidated by theology.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Counselors come from all sorts of training frameworks and backgrounds, and their methods are tied to their theology of change—how we change, heal, and grow.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
Why is theology important for the way we do ministry? Everything we do as Christians is derived from theology. It's either a developed and articulated
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
Loerzel is the Vice President of Advancement at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Allender Center, a non-profit
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
My Fixit Theology. I thought I had to engineer all the changes I wanted to see. My theology lacked a practical cruciformity. Instead, I had adopted a fixit theology.
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
Read Ecclesial Theology. If you want to write ecclesial theology, you need to read ecclesial theology. This is because ecclesial theology is its own genre
Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church
The day my bubble burst about women in ministry.
I had always assumed women could be leaders in the church, even if it was difficult. Even if the theology of some maintained a hierarchy of genders.
When Calling Causes Conflict
Many women face opposition in their calling—whether overt, covert, or internal.
Few of us will step into our calling without some level of opposition or conflict. Sometimes, the opposition is overt and impossible to overlook. Karen* felt called to study theology.
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church. Encourage More Women to Lead. Regardless of theology
Adapt, Adjust And Diversify: Some Of Our Differences Make The Church Stronger
As long as the center holds, our differences won’t make the church weaker. They’re an essential element for making us stronger.
Sure, there's a foundation of correct theology and behavior that needs to exist for any group to legitimately call themselves a church. Among them are: On core theology, that is essential.
Eliminate Christian Jargon from Your Church
Let’s throw out the insider language.
Our insider language confuses those who aren't the regulars, and when people are confused they tune out. 2. Christian jargon often communicates sloppy theology.
A Theology of Tears
Why do we believe ‘There’s no crying in ministry’?
humans? Perhaps our theology of tears is not something we'll fully understand by studying it. Maybe a sound theology of tears is a cried theology. My
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
Such misguided theology can make Lent a burden rather than a tool to make us more Christ-like. What about you? Have you lost sight of what Lent is all about?