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And Your Daughters: Transforming Worship

Ruth Haley Barton recently included the following remarks about transforming worship in a larger piece she wrote about life together…. “Transforming worship is highly participatory. We embrace a liturgical style that is not focused on the up-front presence and performance … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Women in Monasticism

Marcella and Women in Monasticism Monasticism attracted more men than women, but from the earliest centuries women did play important roles in houses of charity. In the early centuries, the houses were loosely formed without a monastic rule or formal … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (Finale)

We bring our six-week look at fearless women to an end with this conclusion from Carolyn Custiss James… Embracing A Fear-less Legacy The Bible doesn’t teach us to keep looking over our shoulders to see if others approve of us … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (5)

Ruth the Initiator Ruth the Moabitess had to throw off layers of fear as a defenseless widow and an immigrant outsider in Bethlehem. But despite the risks to a lone woman, she entered the workplace to bring home the bacon … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (4)

Turning to look back into the Old Testament, Carolyn Custiss James continues to write about fearless women… Esther the Bold Esther’s fear was in the realm of politics, power, and a threatened genocide. Mordecia’s ultimatum was a direct challenge for … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (3)

Women Proclaimers of the Gospel And who can forget the women at Jesus’ tomb who were the first eyewitnesses of his resurrection. You’ve heard it before many times, I feel sure. But in the first century culture, women were not … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (2)

Through the insights of Carolyn Custiss James, we continue our look at biblical women who listened to God, not their fear. Trailblazing Mary of Bethany Mary of Bethany broke through a glass ceiling of her day when she made the … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not!

Today…and for upcoming Tuesdays, I want to excerpt some powerful reminders from Carolyn Custiss James…..reminders of women who listened to God more than to fear…. Audacious Mary of Nazareth Jesus’ own mother was the first female in the New Testament … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Luther’s Defender

Here’s an inspiring story of one of Martin Luther’s best co-laborers in the Gospel… One of Luther’s most outspoken defenders is Argula von Stauffer (1492 – 1563). But in the eyes of Catholic opposition, she is an “insolent daughter of … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Help, Thanks, Wow

Using these three words for the title of her latest book, Ann Lamotte writes about prayer-honest prayer–true prayer–the kind of prayer that makes you want to pray more. Here’s one example… Hi, God. I am just a mess. It is … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: All Are Loved, and Necessary

St. Therese of Liseux was one of God’s beloved daughters.  Her words call us to consider our belovedness… I had always wondered why it was that God has his preferences, instead of giving each soul an equal degree of grace… … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: More Good Resources

When I recently shared a resource by Paul Chilcote regarding the ministry of women in early Methodism, I knew he had others.  In fact, he has explored this topic more than any other person.  Today, I list three more of … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: More Recommendations

Carolyn Custiss James, Half the Church Shawn Madigan, Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets Jan Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women Laura Swan, The Forgotten Desert Mothers

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And Your Daughters: Did You Know?

Did you know there is a translation of the New Testament produced by a woman?  For a long time I didn’t know there was. But we have The Montgomery New Testament, originally called The New Testament in Modern English, originally … Continue reading

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