After a weekend away from my son, we decided to do something out of the ordinary this evening. If you are looking for a funny and gross way to hang with your kids check out Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Challenge (available at Target). Warning: This is a tad gross.
We’ve been back in Cali for a week now since our holiday break in Arkansas. We enjoyed spending quality time with friends and family (like dinner at American Pie Pizza pictured above). Here’s an update from Ines on how we wrapped up 2018 and some things we are looking forward to in 2019.
Sometimes your wife’s seminary education is contagious and you decide to order your own copy of one of her textbooks. Two months ago I started reading Churches, Cultures and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities (by Dr. Mark Branson and Dr. Juan F. Martinez) to sharpen my leadership chops in the realm of racial and cultural reconciliation. With […]
On Saturday, November 10 Inés Velásquez-McBryde and Bobby Harrison participated in a panel discussion on men and women partnerships in the work of the Gospel. The panel discussion lasted an hour so this highlight video has been edited to include Inés’ opening prayer of lament, Tara Beth Leach’s facilitating of questions to the panelists, and […]
Growing up in the Bible belt of Arkansas, it was instilled in me to believe that a “woman preacher” was synonymous with basically not believing the Bible. That was not always explicitly taught but could be inferred from the way some speak about the issue. For most of my life, it was a non-issue because […]
Jesus did not try and protect his credibility or reputation when questioned by the Pharisees in Luke 7. Instead he defended the uninvited, unnamed woman’s dignity. He forgave the woman who was called a sinner since she recognized him and loved/worship him greatly. Jesus welcomes women to the table, to the party too.
In the time that we’ve been in California, Ines has had many opportunities to exercise her gifts of teaching and preaching. This weekend on Mother’s Day she preached an incredibly intimate sermon at our church Fellowship Monrovia, and, as our Pastor Michael said in his introduction of her, she “preached the paint of the walls.” […]