In the course of my travels around the internet, I often come across helpful links and resources that I feel others might find useful too.
In these posts, I want to share them with you.
Jessie Sandberg is a 91-year-old Christian woman living in Tennessee, USA. She writes about what life has been like for her recently during COVID-19, and about being a widow for one year after 65 years of marriage. Jessie’s article is a great encouragement and reminder of the importance and privilege of prayer to our Heavenly Father and the opportunities many of us can be given to serve others, no matter our age or life situation.
Alastair Roberts looks at some of the reasoning for women’s ordination both in the past and in more recent times.
This is a series of 19 academic lectures (available for purchase) that looks at a theology of the sexes. It is currently on sale for approximately AUD 32.00, which is very inexpensive, considering how much material Roberts covers. By purchasing Roberts’ series, you will also gain access to some lectures from some other speakers.
Review: “Gender: A Conversation Guide For Parents And Pastors” (Brian Seagraves and Hunter Levines, The Good Book Co UK, 2018) by Isaac Pain 22/05/2020
Isaac Pain reviews this short book aimed at adults that helps them speak to children and youth about gender. The authors’ desire is for Christian adults to lead the gender conversation with their own children and children in their churches, rather than the broader culture leading this discussion.
- Part 1: An ugly and complex story: Norma McCorvey from Roe v. Wade said she was paid to change her views on abortion;
- Part 2: How do we know abortion is morally wrong? Moral authority comes from divine revelation, not any human opinion;
- Part 3: Training doctors to kill? A look at the residency program for turning doctors into abortionists
Al Mohler discusses some of the controversy surrounding the recent BBC headline that said the woman behind the 1973 Roe v Wade U.S. abortion decision was paid to recant.
20schemes Women is training women for gospel ministry in some of the most deprived areas in Scotland. This link will help you find out more about this training, how you could be involved and how you can support this vital ministry.
Does complementarianism oppress women? by Mez and Miriam McConnell, and Sharon Dickens of 20schemes 05/11/2019
Mez McConnell interviews his wife Miriam and colleague Sharon Dickens about Complementarianism and some of the issues connected with it. You may not agree with all they say, but they don’t always agree with each other!
Same mission, different world by Sharon Dickens, Natasha Davidson, Emily Green and Rachel Williamson, 20schemes 22/05/2020
Sharon Dickens is the Director of Women’s Ministry of 20schemes in Scotland. She chats to three women about how they are seeking to serve their churches during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Creaking On The Stairs: Finding Faith And Forgiveness Through Childhood Abuse” by Mez McConnell (Christian Focus, 2019)
Mez McConnell is a survivor of childhood abuse, the Pastor of Niddrie Community Church and the Director of 20schemes in Scotland. I’ve just finishing read this book, where Mez shares his story about some of the abuse he suffered, how he came to be a Christian, and the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ for our lives and as we minister to others. Whether you have been abused or not, have abused or not, are a Christian or not, I strongly recommend you read Mez’s book. Mez makes clear that the only solution for him in life was not to have his identity in being a victim—something that many encouraged him in, given what he’d suffered—but rather in being in Christ—accepting that we are all sinners, receiving Jesus’ death for our sin and being a child of God.
My colleague and friend Paul Grimmond preached this sermon on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 for our online chapel at Moore College recently. This is definitely 17 minutes of your time worth listening to. It is such a gracious encouragement and challenge to stick with the Apostle Paul, for by doing so, we will stick with God.