In the church, she appears to be single. She’s the believer whose husband never joins her because, while he may or may not believe in God, he has no interest in Christianity. While she is devout, he can be found somewhere on the continuum between tranquil unbelief and agitated intolerance. Such unequally yoked unions are not ideal and definitely not recommended, but it’s reality for many evangelical women—myself included
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I remember the day years ago that I discovered the Runnymede community of Toronto. I instantly fell in love with that community, and I’ve never looked back. I love places like Runnymede and Roncesvalles, but I really love Liberty Village. That’s a good thing when you’re planting a church.
C. Michael Patton:
For many of us, “Monday morning blues” simply refers to that sadness that one gets once the weekend break is over. The prospect of a long week of the daily grind brings the color blue. However, for many ministers, it means something different. Monday is often actually the beginning of the weekend. When I was at Stonebriar Community Church, Mondays were my day off. And they were dangerous days. Why? Well, the general principle goes like this: after great victories, there are great vulnerabilities. Having just completed my Sunday lessons which were bathed in prayer, hope, anticipation, and mental sweat (not to mention the acute pressure of the delivery), it was time to (ahem) let my hair down. Monday was my “free” day to relax and reflect. But, as with all relaxing, there is some risky business involved.