As a young girl, I just loved to talk. I talked all the way through primary school and high school, and when I became a Christian at fourteen, I loved to talk with my Christian friends and leaders about what it meant to follow Jesus. Thirty (thirty!?) years on, I still love to be a part of these encouraging Christian conversations. I went searching for podcasts that specialised in conversations with Christian Women. When I couldn't find any, I decided to start one!
The Bible speaks of distinctive and complementary roles for women and men in ministry, but what might that look like in practice? What does it look like in a parachurch setting like university ministry? We chat to Tim Earnshaw and Julia Bollen. Tim is the Campus Director and Jules the Senior Women’s Staff Worker with the Christian Union at James Cook University (JCU).
What does complementarian ministry look like? We chat to Lisa Boyd and Bruce Morrison of St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta, about the ins-and-outs and ups-and-downs of working as a team.
What is it about listening to the stories of Jesus at work in people's lives that pushes us on to greater trust in and desire to serve our heavenly Father? After interviewing Carol and Stephanie on stage at the 2016 OneLove women’s conference in Sydney, Libby Janssen shares how she was both encouraged and challenged as she reflected on how the gospel has transformed their lives.
In the first part of Lesley Ramsay’s reflections on discipleship, we discussed some of the biblical realities that should shape our thinking and method of discipleship. In this second part, Lesley looks at some of the practical implications for disciple-making.
As Christians we know we should all be enthusiastic about discipleship, but what are the theological reasons behind that desire? In this first part of Lesley Ramsay’s reflections on discipleship, she helps us to see some of the biblical realities that should shape our thinking and method of discipleship.
Jane Tooher reviews Crossway’s recent book Word-filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and serving the church, edited by Gloria Furman and Kathleen Nielson. (Hint: it's a great resource!)