Women are central to the mission of God. Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of her denomination's flagship church, issues a stirring call for a new generation of women in ministry: to teach, to preach, to shepherd, and to lead. Providing practical advice and encouragement, Leach shows how God not only permits women to minister—he emboldens, empowers, and unleashes them to lead out of the fullness of who they are.
Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.
Acts of violence against women produce more deaths, disability, and mutilation than cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. How and why has this violence become so prevalent? Elaine Storkey offers a rigorously researched overview of this global pandemic, exploring how violence is structured into the very fabric of societies and cultures around the world.
What does the path to healing look like for survivors of sexual abuse? And how can ministry leaders, pastors, and counselors best help them as they walk this difficult road? Drawing on his experience and his wife's experience as survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Tim Hein presents clinical data and resources as well as practical guidance and empathy—both for ministry leaders and for survivors themselves.
Nicola Hoggard Creegan and Christine D. Pohl tell their own stories and draw from the experiences of ninety other women scholars to helpfully and hopefully address the boundary between the evangelical world and the concerns of feminism found in the academy.
From brain structure and role models to the creation drama and the new covenant, Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen helps us to understand more clearly the forces--and the freedoms--that shape our lives.
Jack and Judith Balswick investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography and rape.
Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis (general editors), with the aid of Gordon D. Fee (contributing editor), assemble a distinguished array of twenty-six evangelical scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture who offer a fresh, positive, up-to-date defense of biblical equality.
Bonnidell and Robert G. Clouse bring together four scholars in this discussion of women in ministry: Robert D. Culver, Susan T. Foh, Walter L. Liefeld and Alvera Mickelsen.
Stanley J. Grenz and Denise Muir Kjesbo take the debate over women and the ordained ministry to a new level with this in-depth theological and historical study.
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