Noah interviews Pastor Laura Tarro, who is planting Bethany Covenant Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Noah and Laura were in a 6-month church planting cohort together with their denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church. Church planting is rigorous and full of challenges. Laura talks through some of the additional, unique challenges she has faced as a woman lead church planting pastor.
Noah interviews Rob Dixon on men and women being equals in vocational ministry, including the elder and pastor roles.
It sounds kind of bad when you put it that way, doesn’t it?
Our culture has adopted lust, casual sex, and pornography as normal and expected behavior, as if there are no consequences attached. Meanwhile, each of us deals with the litany of consequences that these behaviors bring with them, both internally and affecting our society at large.
When you look at pornography, what you end up seeing is a long line of naked bodies. When you look at pornography for years, you end up seeing years and years’ worth of long lines of naked bodies.
I do a lot of work with guys who, in their past, looked at porn for years. They don’t look at porn anymore, but they have a very hard time controlling where their eyes go when real-life women approach them.
Posts like this are hard to write. Hard because they are humbling. I started reading through the #metoo posts on Twitter, at the request of some women in my church. It’s hard to organize my thoughts so I’m just going to put them out there: I was wrong. I do a lot of work around […]
My latest article is up on Covenant Eyes, “Women are Daughters, not Objects.” Check it out here!