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The Many Faces of Gender-Based Violence

by Xana Recently I have been invited to participate in several discussions on the subject of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).  Various...

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In Honour of Ms Esther Kostina

I have been wanting to post this for a while now but have needed time to grieve. On Tuesday 9...

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The theological basis for Christian service

One of the clearest teachings about Christian service is found in the book of James 2:14-20 (NLT): 14 What good is...

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Who is Carrying the Burden?
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Who is Carrying the Burden?

This reflection is based on the Men Engage article (13 April 2020): "Let us not be blind to the gendered...

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Five Myths of Male Headship
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Five Myths of Male Headship

The Evangelical myths of “male headship” teach that men have some sort of authority over women in the Church, community,...

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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves
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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves

What we do with our bodies is more relevant and impactful for God’s kingdom than what our bodies look like....

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Go for the gold
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Go for the gold

Written by: Stacey Moyo The Young Adults iConnect camp held last year was a huge success! The Young Adults Ministry...

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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian
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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian

What makes you an egalitarian, and when do you become one? Written by: Carrie Fernandez I’m a southern girl, the...

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Follow the Leader

Written by: Wilma Luimes“No. You can’t play. I am the boss of this game.” Johnny shouts. Sarah turns away dejected....

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In God’s Image
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In God’s Image

Written by: Wilma Luimes In the name of fighting injustice we often forget to fight the issue and start fighting...

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For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving The Church When The Sexism Was Too Much
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For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving The Church When The Sexism Was Too Much

Written by: Kimberly Peerler-Ringer Since dismantling patriarchy is one of my approaches to reading the Scriptures, I want to talk...

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Women, You are Called
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Women, You are Called

Written by: Wilma Luimes I love the bible story of Deborah. For starters, it’s all about women’s leadership, for she...

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God’s Plan Cannot be Patriarchy…
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God’s Plan Cannot be Patriarchy…

Written by: Wilma Luimes ...because love imparts value and doesn’t seek to control.For generations in many churches, patriarchy has been...

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The War on Worship
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The War on Worship

By Simon McCauley22 year old worshipper Photo by Oscar Keys on Unsplash If there’s one thing that really excites me,...

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The Many Faces of Gender-Based Violence

by Xana Recently I have been invited to participate in several discussions on the subject of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).  Various...

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In Honour of Ms Esther Kostina

I have been wanting to post this for a while now but have needed time to grieve. On Tuesday 9...

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The theological basis for Christian service

One of the clearest teachings about Christian service is found in the book of James 2:14-20 (NLT): 14 What good is...

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Who is Carrying the Burden?
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Who is Carrying the Burden?

This reflection is based on the Men Engage article (13 April 2020): "Let us not be blind to the gendered...

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Five Myths of Male Headship
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Five Myths of Male Headship

The Evangelical myths of “male headship” teach that men have some sort of authority over women in the Church, community,...

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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves
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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves

What we do with our bodies is more relevant and impactful for God’s kingdom than what our bodies look like....

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Go for the gold
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Go for the gold

Written by: Stacey Moyo The Young Adults iConnect camp held last year was a huge success! The Young Adults Ministry...

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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian
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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian

What makes you an egalitarian, and when do you become one? Written by: Carrie Fernandez I’m a southern girl, the...

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Follow the Leader

Written by: Wilma Luimes“No. You can’t play. I am the boss of this game.” Johnny shouts. Sarah turns away dejected....

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In God’s Image
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In God’s Image

Written by: Wilma Luimes In the name of fighting injustice we often forget to fight the issue and start fighting...

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The Many Faces of Gender-Based Violence

by Xana Recently I have been invited to participate in several discussions on the subject of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).  Various forums highlighted the importance of language as well as the lack of vocabulary for women and children to be able...

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In Honour of Ms Esther Kostina

I have been wanting to post this for a while now but have needed time to grieve. On Tuesday 9 June I received a call: Ms Esther Kostina (Mama Esther, as she was known at HOC) had passed away.  Who...

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The theological basis for Christian service

One of the clearest teachings about Christian service is found in the book of James 2:14-20 (NLT): 14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that...

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Who is Carrying the Burden?
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Who is Carrying the Burden?

This reflection is based on the Men Engage article (13 April 2020): "Let us not be blind to the gendered impact of COVID-19, written by Mpiwa Mangwiro. Maria Holtsberg, humanitarian and disaster risk advisor at UN Women Asia and Pacific...

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Five Myths of Male Headship
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Five Myths of Male Headship

The Evangelical myths of “male headship” teach that men have some sort of authority over women in the Church, community, and home, but the Bible itself does not give men an over arching authority over women.Written by: Kate WallaceI sat...

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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves
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Woman, Thou Art More Than Curves

What we do with our bodies is more relevant and impactful for God’s kingdom than what our bodies look like. Written by: Tega SwannUntil I was thirty-three and conceived my child, my body was slender and straight—no curves (a relative...

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Go for the gold
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Go for the gold

Written by: Stacey Moyo The Young Adults iConnect camp held last year was a huge success! The Young Adults Ministry is led by Ps Wayne Chafunya at Rhema Bible Church. In the course of the weekend, the campers were split...

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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian
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I Didn’t Choose to Become an Egalitarian

What makes you an egalitarian, and when do you become one? Written by: Carrie Fernandez I’m a southern girl, the middle child, one of three daughters in my family of five. My daddy gloried in raising up three, strong-willed women....

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Follow the Leader

Written by: Wilma Luimes“No. You can’t play. I am the boss of this game.” Johnny shouts. Sarah turns away dejected. It’s standard ‘modus operandi’ on playgrounds around the world. The struggle for power, status and prestige. Johnny declares a new...

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In God’s Image
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In God’s Image

Written by: Wilma Luimes In the name of fighting injustice we often forget to fight the issue and start fighting a perceived enemy. The battle is not against a person, it is a fight against the perception of superiority and...

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For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving The Church When The Sexism Was Too Much
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For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving The Church When The Sexism Was Too Much

Written by: Kimberly Peerler-Ringer Since dismantling patriarchy is one of my approaches to reading the Scriptures, I want to talk first about what it is and why I position myself against it. Patriarchy, in its simplest terms, is the privileging...

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Women, You are Called
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Women, You are Called

Written by: Wilma Luimes I love the bible story of Deborah. For starters, it’s all about women’s leadership, for she was both a prophetess and the leader of Israel as a Judge, which historically in the Jewish tradition was a...

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God’s Plan Cannot be Patriarchy…
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God’s Plan Cannot be Patriarchy…

Written by: Wilma Luimes ...because love imparts value and doesn’t seek to control.For generations in many churches, patriarchy has been passed off as the divine order of things. Its foundation lay in a quest for power and the legitimization of...

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The War on Worship
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The War on Worship

By Simon McCauley22 year old worshipper Photo by Oscar Keys on Unsplash If there’s one thing that really excites me, it’s a hot and controversial debate. Which is why my interest was immediately sparked when I was sent an article...

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For Brown Girls Who Considered Leaving The Church When The Sexism Was Too Much

Written by: Kimberly Peerler-Ringer Since dismantling patriarchy is one of my approaches to reading the Scriptures, I want to talk first about what it is and why I position myself against it. Patriarchy, in its simplest terms, is the privileging of maleness. Patriarchy is also a system that functions much like racism in that there …

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