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A Reluctant Prophet Heads to GC15

I fly out today for the Free Methodist General Conference (GC15) in Orlando, Florida. I’ll be completely honest, I’m not looking forward to it. I’ve been struggling for months with … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

Free Methodist General Conference Resolutions and Critique of GC Part II

In previous years the General Conference resolutions that approved by the Board of Administration (BOA) to go to the delegates for final approval were posted on the Free Methodist Church … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 5 Comments

What Does a Denomination Strive For?

As I have time, I’m beginning to reflect on the words of the early Free Methodists and the writings they published. The Free Methodist General Conference is approaching in July … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

“You’re Supposed to Be An Army for God”

This week I’m headed to the National Communication Association Conference to present a rhetorical study on Nancy Campbell’s magazine Above Rubies and the Above Rubies organization. I’m thrilled I had … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Real Financial Cost of GC 2015- Start Budgeting

  The 2015 Free Methodist General Conference is now a year away, and if you’re planning to attend it’s time to be a good steward of your money and start … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Open Letter to FM Leaders: Have We Forgotten Our Roots?

Dear Leaders of the North American Free Methodist Church, In 2008 I discovered why I loved being a Free Methodist – our history of social justice. Namely living out Galatians … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 35 Comments

The Duggars Take Christian Patriarchy Ideas Mainstream

  In the past year more than ever it’s become clear that the Duggars’ show 19 Kids and Counting might be just another extreme religious sideshow for TLC, but for … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Building The Old Time Religion: Giving Progressive Era Women Evangelists Due Credit

Priscilla Pope-Levison’s new book Building The Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era is the most significant contribution to the collective memory of women evangelists in the United … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another Side to D.C.

“Heeelll No! What, what are you doing standing outside my door?” demands a woman to my husband. He’s innocently standing in the hall of our hotel waiting for me to … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Women & Religious Fundamentalism: Rhetorical Differences between Christian Patriarchy & The Taliban?

On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzi was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school.  A sixteen year-old girl passionate about her right to an education, she was … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

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