Date: April 29, 2018 Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Speaker: Clint Nelson Worshipping Jesus includes loving Him (giving Him) all that we are - including what we do with our body and gender right down to how we dress and style our hair. So if Jesus asks us to honour the opposite sex or cultural sensitivities, out of love for Him, it is our joy to do.
[Background: SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. It is the name for recently approved resource for BC teachers (public and private). You can read all about it at www.sogieducation.org.]. Every Christian should be deeply troubled by the health of the church and our society. Troubled but not frantic. This a response to Christians that, like Chicken Little, believe the sky is falling due to SOGI. First, the sky isn't falling and it is falling. Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky is never really falling (in a chaotic sense) because Jesus is at the helm and He is working an eternal plan that is good. And yet, Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky will fall (is falling) and that in those days (the here and now) Christians will get caught in [...]
Date: April 22, 2018 Text: Various Speaker: Clint Nelson In a male-dominated culture, Jesus elevated women and entrusted to them the Good News to take to both men and women.
Date: April 8, 2018 Text: Ephesians 5:21-33 Speaker: Clint Nelson Christians put Christ first which means we love others how He loves us. The love of Christ lived out between men and women translates into mutual submission.
Date: March 4, 2018 Text: Various (Leviticus 20:10; Matthew 19:8; Gal. 3:19-28) Speaker: Clint Nelson If God wants men and women to be equal then why did He let men dominate women in the Bible?
Date: February 18, 2018 Text: Genesis 3 Speaker: Clint Nelson In Genesis 3 we're told how and where things went wrong for humanity. We lost paradise and with it, equality between men and women. Just as we must pluck weeds, we must also pluck patriarchy.
Date: February 11, 2018 Text: Genesis 1-2 Speaker: Clint Nelson Before sin, men and women related, ruled and rested together as equals. When men and women work together, a complete picture of the image of God is painted for our world to see. Let us be that picture to our world. Manuscript: This morning we continue our Biblical study of women. Last week was an introduction. Today, we will walk through Genesis 1-2. Genesis plays a critical part in understanding not only where we came from, how we were made, what we were made for and why we're in the mess we're in, but why God created male and female. Two genders, not one and not three. It is our origin story. And like any good origin story it provides context - the light of our origin/past [...]
Date: February 4, 2018 Text: Genesis 1,2; Galatians 3:28; 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Speaker: Clint Nelson An introduction to a new series: What does it mean to be a Christian woman in 2018? We begin to look at a biblical view of women. Good Reads: Brown, Daniel A. THE PROBLEM WITH THE PROBLEM WITH WOMEN IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP. http://ctw.coastlands.org/articles/The%20Problem%20With%20The%20Problem%20With%20Women%20In%20Ministry%20Leadership.pdf Bruce, FF. Women in the Church: a Biblical Survey. Essay in Christian Brethren Review 33 (1982): 7-14. https://theologicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/cbr/women_bruce.pdf Johnson, Alan F. (Ed.). How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals. Zondervan (Nov. 6 2010). McKnight, Scott. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Zondervan; Revised edition (June 7 2016). Pierce, R.W. (Ed.), Groothuis, R.M. (Ed.). Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy. Inter-Varsity Press (Aug. 30 2005) Stackhouse, John G. Jr., Finally Feminist: A [...]