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.
The desire to want to separate sex from gender is seen in many areas of our society today, and some of those who have spoken against this trend have suffered abuse (e.g. JK Rowling). Pastor, author and theologian Craig A Carter writes of the importance of not separating sex from gender, and how this belief, because of its false misunderstanding of the body, is related to the ancient Christian heresy of Gnosticism.
Review: Why does he do that? Inside the minds of angry and controlling men (Lundy Bancroft) by Neil Chambers 17/06/2020
Victorian pastor, former SMBC faculty member, and council member of TGCA, Neil Chambers, has written a very helpful review of Bancroft’s book. Jenni Woodhouse, who previously worked for the Professional Standards Unit in the diocese of Sydney and is now the pastoral care co-ordinator for CMS NSW and ACT, recommended this book on The Pastor’s Heart. Chambers writes,
It is not a Christian book—and does reflect his experience where abusers have used religious justification for their behaviour, and where Christian communities have at times been slow to perceive and act on abuse, or worse, supported the abuser’s attitudes of entitlement or encouraged women to think that the godly thing is to keep putting up with abuse. In particular, he cites the use by some abusers of Genesis 3:16.
Chambers then explains what Genesis 3:16 actually does mean, and also interacts with Ephesians 5 to show that the Bible, correctly taught, in no way justifies any type of abuse.
Former missionary in Japan and the Czech Republic, author, and pastor’s wife Jen Oshman shares some of her thoughts with Tony Merida, Director of theological training for Acts 29, about church planting and women’s ministry. She also speaks about her new book, Enough About Me: Finding lasting joy in the age of self.
The fallout from Aimee Byrd’s new book, Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood continues. Byrd shares from her perspective what happened regarding her working relationship with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals website and the Mortification of Spin podcast.
Moore College student Marian Guthrie shares her story of how God worked in her life and how she came to be doing MTS and studying part-time at Moore in her 50’s.
All Things podcast with Jen Oshman episode 36: The Golden Globes and the lie that abortion is liberation by Jen Oshman 08/01/2020
Jen Oshman looks at Michelle Williams’ 2020 acceptance speech at this years Golden Globes and the particular language Williams used when alluding to abortion.
Moore College faculty wife and my next-door neighbour, Bronwyn Windsor, is an excellent editor. She has just launched a new website that clearly explains her editing services. Maybe this brilliant resource would be of help to you or someone you know.