Welcome back to Summer Links! Here are a few of our favorite things from the last few weeks:
1. Marg Mowczko‘s “In a Nutshell” series
If you aren’t aware of Marg Mowczko, here is your introduction (you’re welcome). Marg is a fantastic theologian from Australia, whose online articles should be compiled into an egalitarian encyclopedia. In addition to her in depth theological work (which is available in Spanish and Urdu), she has written a series of short posts that get right to the heart of egalitarian issues. Check out these “In a Nutshell” posts!
2. The launching of ProjectWOW
ProjectWOW is a great new online community for female worship leaders, founded by my friend Ashley Beckford. Recognizing that there is a severe lack of women in leadership in church worship, ProjectWOW provides a central place for women in worship ministry to come together to support and encourage one another.
3. This song by Steven Curtis Chapman in honor of the tragedy in Charleston, SC
Steven Curtis Chapman so powerfully honored the amazing faith of the family members & friends of those who died in the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. There is no denying the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the family members who, when given the opportunity to speak to the man who murdered their loved ones, chose to forgive him. Over and over and over again, words of forgiveness and love poured from their lips, and the proclamation “hate won’t win” was heard loud and clear. Words fall short when describing the amazing testimony of our brothers and sisters in Charleston, but this song is a significant tribute.