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.” […]
I had the honor of conversing with my friend Jeanelle Austin, Director of Operations for the African American Church Studies Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, on the topic of Women as Preachers. This topic is deeply personal to me and profoundly theological for the life and mission of the church. I would be as bold […]
I want to share the powerful message given last week at our church (Fellowship Monrovia). Pastor Michael Field breaks it down plainly how God through Christ has broken down dividing walls, walls that divide us individually to God and also to one another. The work on the cross (made of two beams) was not just […]
Happy New Year! Our time in Arkansas over Christmas break was the most restful break I’ve had so far coming home from seminary. Thank you to Amy Harrison and Stacey Valley especially for throwing a Girls’ Night Out for our family, friends & supporters to sit and chat with me! It was wonderful to see […]
On October 11, Ines preached at Fuller Chapel for Hispanic Heritage Month. Below you can listen to the bilingual sermon on the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21–28, reflecting on oppressive sociopolitical wounds and a persistent faith that can “recalibrate our fears and our mercy.” This audio is a recording from Fuller’s All-Seminary chapel on October […]
Thanksgiving Our first year in Pasadena has come full circle since we left North Little Rock in the distant rearview mirror. The word “Ebenezer” comes to mind as it means: stone of help. In 1 Samuel 7:12, Samuel raised his stone of help to declare and remember that the Lord had helped the Israelites to […]
On July 30, Ines was given the opportunity to preach at a friend’s church – The Vine @ Own Your Faith in Stevenson Ranch, CA. She writes, “The King deserves the reward for his suffering. A part of that reward is to be a united race, class, gender, age, etc. as we take communion. It is […]