The first part of this title is an homage to a sermon my friend, Wayne Bowerman preached recently. And of course it is a reference to where we find the story of Jacob, the patriarch of Israel wrestling with God in Genesis 32. It seems as though I always write out of my own struggles […]Read More Wrestling with God, Worth, and Unconditional Election
This post has been prompted by a couple of things I’ve come across lately. First, I’m part of a Facebook group for clergy women, and a friend of mine (we’ve never met, but when you’re in the trenches together as we are, you become friends) was requested by a nearby church not to fill pulpit supply in […]Read More Sola Scriptura?
Mocking laughter followed me as I lumbered down the hallway. Amid the other sounds of students talking about homework, the older ones seeking out that “special someone”, and teachers patrolling the hallways, I could always pick out that derisive sound. Sometimes a solo, sometimes a chorus, but always a part of the background noise of […]Read More Whether I Like It or Not