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Women & Theology: Parenting and the Providence of God

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“A girl told me today that she wanted to stab  me with a pen and watch the blood come out.”  My mouth dropped and my eyes filled with tears.  “What?!” I exclaimed, horrified.  “Yes, Mom I tried to help two girls who were arguing and one of the girls said…
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Women & Theology: Book Review of Extravagant Grace

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Barbara Duguid, Extravagant Grace: God's Glory Displayed in Our Weakness (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2013).   I have been a Christian for a long time, and I still am not a very holy person. I sin constantly. The short list of sins that I struggle with daily includes selfishness, laziness,…
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Women & Theology: The Importance of Being Wrong

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I have never liked being wrong. However, I have reason to be thankful for multiple experiences of being blindingly, flamboyantly, and gloriously mistaken. I was raised in a devout Christian home where we were trained to be students of God’s Word and defenders of the truth. So, when I got…
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Women & Theology: The Joy of Being Insignificant

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Is it unfavorable for a woman to be theologically trained, especially going as far as gaining a master's degree for it? I had a purpose for choosing to be trained at WSC. I wished to translate theological books into the Japanese language in order that more valuable and updated publications…
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Women & Theology: Counseling

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When thinking about how attending Westminster Seminary California has impacted my life, many situations came to mind.  Should I talk about how I learned to bring grace into raising my children?  Should I discuss how I used Reformed doctrine to write a children’s curriculum at the church where my husband…
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Women & Theology: Discipleship in South Asia

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“So… if God clothed Adam and Eve with skins, he had to kill that animal. That must have been the first sacrifice. Does that mean Jesus was the last sacrifice?”  “The story of Abraham [and Isaac] is not about Abraham’s wonderful faith. It is really about the Creator’s love and…
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Women & Theology: Incarnation and the Cross

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Since graduating from Westminster Seminary California and beginning a PhD program in historical theology, I have had a number of opportunities to read theological works and to talk to other people with a variety of theological perspectives.  (I guess if you’re a seminary graduate and a theology student, you’re supposed…
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Women & Theology: A Pastor’s Wife

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I did not go to seminary to marry a pastor.  In fact, I was pretty scared of the possibility of some sincere, Bible-loving, M.Div. student sweeping me off my feet and whisking me away to some church plant in the wilds of New Hampshire.  I'd seen enough of the messiness…
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Women & Theology: Immutability

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I was on a walk the other day enjoying the vibrant colors of Fall and Portland’s last glimpses of sunshine before the rain settles in for the winter. Change. It struck me how everything around me changes – the seasons, the weather, circumstances and people.  As I considered the flux…
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Women & Theology: Demonology 101

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After a few months on "our" mission field, a post-communist, dead, atheistic region, my family and I were reeling from the shock. No, not culture-shock, though there was plenty of that. It was the shock of coming face to face with demonic forces beyond our comprehension. Numerous strange events had…
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