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Gender discrimination is a ‘root cause’ of stateless children, the UN refugee agency reported, leaving many of them with no official nationality and possibly resulting in wide-ranging violations of children’s rights. […] Read More

If some American universities get their way, “ze” and “xyr” will replace the gender pronouns “he” and “she” in the English language. The University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion published a letter on the school’s website urging students and faculty members to discuss gender-neutral pronouns. “We should not assume someone’s gender by their […] Read More

Much has been written in recent years about the negative effects of using masculine imagery and pronouns when referring to God. The Scriptures tell us that God is neither male nor female because God’s nature encompasses both male and female characteristics. God is Spirit, indescribable. Yet when it comes to choosing words that speak of […] Read More

American schools have long taught the English grammar rule that allows the words “man” and “he” to refer to both males and females. This practice has evolved along a convoluted path. According to Carolyn Jacobson in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania, “man” was once a truly generic word referring to all humans. […] Read More

Imani walked down the hall with a paper cup in her hands. She stopped and held up the cup to me. Inside its paper walls were soil, water and seeds – all those humble and elemental things that build a third-grader’s scientific knowledge. Imani was growing cabbage. She was my student last year. She loved […] Read More

LifeWayChristianResources of the Southern Baptist Convention has published a two-volume Bible commentary (for the Old and New Testaments) that’s marketed to women. That comes as no surprise, nor is it surprising that the volumes would be co-edited by Rhonda Kelley, wife of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary president Chuck Kelley, and Dorothy Patterson, whose husband, […] Read More

Through the years, Rick Warren has consistently provided food for thought on the subject of evangelism. Agree with him or disagree (the latter of which I often do, especially when he links evangelism exclusively with his preferred worship style), his words are difficult to ignore. Sometimes, however, I wonder if he really listens to himself:  […] Read More