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The Sunday She Stood

The Sunday She Stood

I was 30 years old the first time I heard a woman preach. And no, it wasn’t a women’s conference. Or a Bible study. She wasn’t a visiting missionary, or giving that cute little mini message that happens before the actual sermon. I mean honest-to-goodness-Sunday-morning-real-deal-preaching. I happened to be at a church I drop in on … Continue reading

When Christians Give You A Scalded Toast Heart

When Christians Give You A Scalded Toast Heart

I grew up in Sunday School. A non-descript room with squeaky linoleum floors, wooden chairs arranged as neat and precise as we were expected to behave. I can still hear our thin childish voices filling the rafters with unabashed joy during worship, chubby hands clapping and waving wildly with the actions, shouting about our Jesus. … Continue reading