BLOG: The Grace of God and the Righteousness of Paul

WRITTEN BY MELISSA H. STRAUTMAN, LMT The Grace of God and the Righteousness of Paul Companion Blog to “I Give Thanks” from our series To the Church of God: A Letter I’m so excited that our pastor is starting a whole new book of the Bible.  I love expository preaching because you get to open…

BLOG: Female Pastors vs. Male Pastors

WRITTEN BY MELISSA H. STRAUTMAN, LMT Female Pastors vs. Male Pastors Companion blog to our Adult Discipleship Class: “What’s the Difference?“ Obviously not every specific scenario we encounter in life is addressed in the Bible.  We are merely looking for principles to stand on that tell us we are doing the best we can to…

BLOG: Peaceable Women vs. Rebellious Women

WRITTEN BY MELISSA H. STRAUTMAN, LMT Peaceable Women vs. Rebellious Women Companion blog to our Adult Discipleship Class: “What’s the Difference?“ In our Adult Discipleship Class lessons, “Women Be Quiet” (October 7, 2018) and “Women Be Quiet, Part Two” (October 14, 2018), Pastor Steve Wilson takes a controversial text about women’s behavior in the church and wrestles…

BLOG: Good vs. Bad Male Leaders

WRITTEN BY MELISSA H. STRAUTMAN, LMT Good vs. Bad Male Leaders Companion blog to our Adult Discipleship Class: “What’s the Difference?“   In our Adult Discipleship Class, “Men Are Leaders“ (October 21, 2018), Nathan Ross[1] lead us through Genesis chapters 2 & 3 to show us that men ARE hard-wired to be natural born leaders; regardless…

BLOG: Misogyny vs. Headship

WRITTEN BY MELISSA H. STRAUTMAN, LMT Misogyny vs. Headship Companion blog to our Adult Discipleship Class: “What’s the Difference?“ “The tendency today is to stress the equality of men and women by minimizing the unique significance of our maleness or femaleness. But this depreciation of male and female personhood is a great loss.” [1]  When sin…