Change of Address for Healthy Pastors.

It’s been fun to watch the evolution of Kingdomology.  This pilgrimage also includes the recent partnership with the ministry of Healthy Pastors.  Having a call on my life for full-time Christian service, I understand the joys and challenges of such work.  I believe in this ministry cause.  But in order to narrow the audience of both sites for better service, I’ve created a new blog just for Healthy Pastors.  So if you are in some form of Christian service, then check out the new site as it unfolds.  Feel free to dive into Healthy Pastors anytime you want to encourage others or be encouraged yourself.  Kingdomology will of course still be here.  In fact, I’m hoping to make the site even better.  We’ll continue to explore what it means to live out the Kingdom of God in the here and now while spreading the love of Christ as far and wide as we can.  Feel free to send me any questions or suggestions as I continue to make this site better and expand the ministry.  I’d love to hear from you on other issues you believe could be discussed here.  Your thoughts and ideas are an encouragement to me and everyone else in the Kingdomology family.   The weekend is coming.  So make sure to dive into a worship service and pray for the preachers.

Ladies of the Court; or, Women in Ministry.

Well I was planning on getting to this issue sometime this year, but the Germans beat me to it.  Last week in Berlin, the Lutheran Church of Germany announced that it had elected Margot Kaessmann as its first woman to lead the church where she received 132 out 145 votes in their general assembly.  Some of the folks there described her as a “cross between Mother Teresa and Demi Moore”.  I like Mother Teresa, but I’m not sure how being like Demi Moore qualifies someone for church leadership.  Ok, honestly I really don’t know anything about Kaessmann and don’t have a lot of time to do homework on her.  But of course it all does bring up that tumultuous question of how women fit into church leadership.  Like just about everything else with theology and practical ministry, there are extremes. But where’s the balance?  Where are the Kingdom principles?  I don’t have all the answers, but what we’ll do for now is look at three Biblical observations and then follow that up with six practical points.  So grab a cup of java and let’s go. (more…)