Newlife College
April 9, 2019

Was Jesus a Feminist?

Gender equality is obviously an important issue, but was Jesus a feminist? The problem I have with feminism is that it tends to cast women as victims of patriarchy. Rather than focussing on women’s achievements, feminism inclines to focus on the cultural constraints that inhibit their ability to act. Jesus…
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Newlife College
March 26, 2019

LBGTIQ+: Why the Church’s Response is Important.

Recent calls for recognition by the LBGTIQ+ communities have challenged long-held notions of sex and gender; the once simple gender binary is being called into question by diversity. The fact that the physical, emotional and psychological differences between male and female are no longer considered self-evident, begs the question: How…
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Newlife College
March 19, 2019

Jesus and Gender: masculine and feminine?

I have trouble imagining Jesus as female. Like most Christians I grew up with, I see the classical image of Jesus—angelic face, softly curling locks and perfectly cropped beard—definitely male, and in His incarnate body, He was. However, Jesus has two natures, divine and human. The logos (the Word) became…
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Worship Academy
October 27, 2018

Lead Yourself, Your Team, Your Church Part Three

The songs we sing should be able to direct both the sun-soaked and the tear-drenched gazes of our congregants toward Him.
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