Taking Jesus at His Word

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Share this Post He loosed the hold of faulty man-made traditions. He elevated Gentiles, slaves, women, and children. He challenged the proud and arrogant. He showed compassion to the repentant. He ate with men of poor reputation and rebuked the self-righteous religious leaders. He talked of a Kingdom where the least would be the greatest and the greatest would be the …

ACWM: The Ultimate Champion for Women

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Share this Post Imagine having no rights. No right to control your own property. No right to give a testimony in court. No right to speak to a man in public…if you are even allowed in public! No right to an education or a religious opinion. No right to have conversation with male guests in your own home. You might …

ACWM: Discovering Womanhood

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Share this Post When we seek the truth on any subject, we have to be careful to distinguish between God’s TRUTH and man’s TRADITION. Some religious traditions insist that I fix my hair in fashionable styles and keep my makeup perfect at all times. Still others forbid the use of makeup and limit hairstyles to buns or long hair. Clearly …

Christmas: How Important Are Our Traditions?

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Share this Post Christmas has as many meanings as Santa has reindeer. Maybe more. Christmas certainly has a varied and colorful history. From the original pagan feasts, to the Catholic church creating a special mass on the December 25 holiday, to the peaceful reflections of Advent, to the commercialism of today, there are many reasons both to celebrate and to not …

Truth or Tradition?

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Share this Post I was alone in our family room with the television one summer evening in 2011. My husband was working late. The kids were in bed. On the TV screen, I witnessed story after story of abuse scandals in a group of churches. I was astounded. I had grown up hearing men from these very circles teach God’s …