Recently, a friend mentioned his pastor’s habit of occasionally peppering his sermons with gender-based jokes. You know what I mean, the quips about women shopping, or men hunting, or the woman “wearing the pants” in the marriage, or about blonde women being ditzy and men being emotionally distant. And maybe a million more. My friend wanted to know my thoughts on this brand of humor. Here’s what I think: If you’re in Christian leadership, and you find yourself with a microphone in hand in front of a room full of people waiting on your every word, do everything you can to avoid using stereotypical gender jokes.
If you are at all like me, you sometimes get overwhelmed with the amount of books that people recommend to you. I have two stacks of books sitting on my bookshelves right now that are going to take me a little while longer to get through. And although I love to read, sometimes you just need something different. So, to make up for last week’s Summer Links in which we recommended more reading material on the topic of Women in Church Leadership, this week I am sharing a few video messages on the topic.
Last Sunday I preached for the first time in my own church. I had preached before – but never for the church I attended.