7 Debilitating Lies Of The ‘Covering Doctrine.’

What is the “Covering Doctrine?”  To put it simply, it’s the doctrine that claims all Christians must be under the authority (covering) of a church leader or mother organization to act with ‘authority,’ be protected from the attacks of the devil, or receive God’s blessings. It came from the shepherding movment of the 70’s which was […]

I might be willing to reconsider church hierarchies, if…

This post is a contribution to the April Synchroblog “Bridging The Divide”.  This month’s bloggers were encouraged to offer ideas on ways to heal divisions in the church.   If you’ve read any of my articles before, you know I’m sort of critical on hierarchical systems within the Church. There are many reasons for this, […]

Women Want A Place in the Hierarchy of the Church.

Several thought-provoking statements in this 60 Minutes piece. One that sticks out in my mind is that “women want a place in the hierarchy of the church, and a seat at the table.”  One more time folks… there is no hierarchy in the church. Matthew 20:25, Mark 10:42, 1 Peter 5:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:12, etc. […]