September 17, 2006

Weekend Update

A busy weekend this has been, but also full of tremendous blessing.

Yesterday I spoke at The Center for Women's Leadership Enrichment's Doing Ministry in the 21st Century workshop in Hillside, IL. Speaking on worldview associated with three 20th Century age categories, it was an informative and encouraging time. It was thrilling to see so many women's leaders interested in growing their ministries beyond the status quo, realizing that ministry to women is not one size fits all. Knowing your audience including the way the audience thinks and believes is key to effectiveness of any ministry.

Today I was at the home church of Jill Stanek of Will Co. IL Right to Life. There I spoke on the relationship between abortion and bioethics and how they are both dependent upon a solid argument for the human dignity of all persons, grounded in the imago dei. A thoughtful discussion was pursued by many in attendance on the role of worldview as it pertains to the public square. I was encouraged to see a core group of believers who recognize that you can't just put the name Christian on top of something and it suddenly is so.

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