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Posts tagged ‘Conflict’

Gender roles in the Church Leadership – Yes or No… or that’s not even a P.C. phrase anymore…


For the past few days, I’ve been searching for a new topic, I didn’t feel quite ready to continue on in Genesis, but knew I had to be on the look out for a topic to write about.
I came across it this evening in the pub, I feel as a student all of my thinking “should” be done either in a pub, the library or heaven forbid… a lecture theater!

I had an excellent discussion with a few friends in the pub (don’t worry I’ve had plenty time to sober up!), and when walking home with two different friends, who weren’t in the original group I asked the same question –

What do you think of women being Church Leaders?

To clarify, not women leading the within a church, but being the head honcho – the Lead Pastor, or Senior minister, what ever your terminology – within a church and the Church how would you feel if the buck stopped with a woman?

I think we agreed to some extent that it was non-issue, and Leadership in Churches (and anything else really) has to be decided on a case… The three of us agreed presented with a man and a woman both going for the same task, you shouldn’t pick the woman because she’s a woman, or the man because he’s a man. The important thing is determining who is best suited to the roll, and in a church environment if that person is called to be the leader of that church. (more…)

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Anger and Passion – What are they, how are they linked, and what do I do with them?


Earlier on this evening I almost lost my temper. It was quite a scary thing for me, it’s been a very long time since I was last angry, rather than annoyed or irritated.

While I was talking it through with a friend who said “I love life right now” I responded, in a grumpy manor “I’m so angry with life right now, I want to punch it in the face till it doesn’t have any teeth yet.”

Which, if you extend the metaphor would lead to talking about Passion.

See, anger and passion are related. Closely. According to Google, one should define passion like this ”

pas·sion/ˈpaSHən/

Noun:
  1. Strong and barely controllable emotion.
  2. A state or outburst of such emotion.
Spot on. Passion is a strong, powerful emotion, that is barely controllable. However, it can still be controlled and used effectively.
An example that suits fairly close to my mood just now – Jesus in the Temple, this is a story almost all Christians have heard of, and a fair few non-Christians know of it as well. (more…)