Women in Ministry

One of the unexpected joys of starting a blog this past fall has been the new friendships.

In a faith journey where I have often felt lonely and misunderstood, I am suddenly meeting people who have had similar experiences, who are fighting their own cynicism and darkness, just as I am. They inspire me and motivate me, and I feel privileged to hear their voices every day, speaking from the far corners of the world.

Ed Cyzewski is one of those people. I’m over at his blog, In a Mirror Dimly, today. I feel honored to be a guest writer for his Women in Ministry series. I hope you’ll hop over and join us!

7 thoughts on “Women in Ministry

  1. while on vacation one of the couples we were vactioning with began to read your current blog out loud……

    i was so taken back by the frankness adn clear communicatin of it i asked where it came from adn she told me..

    so here i am never read or subscrtibed to a blog so you are my first!

    thanks for the message i am also tuned n now…

    1. So glad you found it, Andy. I feel very honored to be your first blog subscription! Thank you!

  2. Just read you at the “Women in Ministry series” and had to come read your blog. I’ve been wandering around your posts for the last 20 minutes and love each one more than the last!
    I will admit that I cringed at the word “evangelical” and at the notion of even ‘wanting’ to talk like one though I am one and have been raised in it all my life. as a ministry school overseer I worked hard to get the students to lose the “churchese or christianese” language that we take for granted.
    The loud evangelicals on TV seem to be giving us all a bad name, but I love your attitude of not hiding and pretending to be someone else.
    And I LOVE your glossary! perfect and it took me back to my “See you at the pole, being on fire”, etc. days.
    Thanks for being you, I look forward to reading more.
    susie – Recovering Church Lady

    1. So glad you found your way here, Susie, and that you’re resonating with some of this. I agree about the negative connotations with the term “evangelical” and the need to distance yourself from that.

      Part of this journey, this blog, was to sort of engage with the language of my past and figure out what was true and good and what leaves something to be desired. We’ll see where we end up, I guess. 🙂

  3. Hi Addie,
    I just started reading Ed’s blog this week, and then your face pops up in my reader. And you’re writing about Judy! I loved it.

    I can’t wait to catch up on your writing here.

    Amanda (Freitag) Ginn
    Alpha Center tutor, Sigma Tau Delta member, NWC ’05

    1. Wow! What a small world it always turns out to be! I’m so glad to see you here, and I look forward to getting re-acquainted a little bit in the near future. 🙂

  4. I just found your website via the link at Rachel Held Evans’ site. As someone who grew up evangelical including Christian school K-12 and Christian college to boot I have spent much of the past decade+ trying to figure out what from my heritage to keep and what to throw out. What does it mean for me to follow Jesus Christ, when I’m pretty sure it doesn’t mean being a carbon copy of the Evangelicalism(s) that I grew up with? For me, evangelicalism – especially the subculture as it works itself out IRL – spawns such a mix of feelings ranging from nostalgia to affection to grattitude to hilarity to frustration to anger to head-scratching. After browsing through old posts for the past half hour I love your blog and look forward to following your writing.

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