Their Voices Mattered to Jesus and Still Do

Their Voices Mattered to Jesus and Still Do

The Bible tells us that Jesus was countercultural. His Jewish upbringing and the mores of his day tell us that he lived in a world with many boundaries between races, religions, and also gender. The life of women in biblical times was oppressive. In this patriarchal...
The Sacred Table

The Sacred Table

I grew up in an Italian family in a predominantly Italian community in the western suburbs of Chicago where I learned how the pillars of my ethnic heritage are open hearts, open doors, warm hospitality, and the sacredness of the table. My grandparents emigrated to...
6 Ways Cancer Moves Us

6 Ways Cancer Moves Us

We are both cancer survivors, my husband and I. Like many people, I had always feared hearing that diagnosis. My father, a non-smoker, had lung cancer, passing on at age 68 just three months after being diagnosed. My mother had bladder cancer in her 80s that required...
Being a Woman in Ministry

Being a Woman in Ministry

I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jenny Rae Armstrong, a teaching pastor of Darrow Road Wesleyan Church in Superior, Wisconsin.   Jenny is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about faith, social justice, missional living and women’s issues for...

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