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Nineteen Percent? A Problem That May Already Have a Proven Solution

by Ken Fong 11-25-2013

Some conference organizers embrace the voices of women. Auremar/Shutterstock

A recent post by Sojourners’ Jim Wallis and Lisa Sharon Harper, Only 19 Percent Are Women, brought to light how most major evangelical conferences are still reluctant to feature qualified women as plenary speakers. In a quick survey of 34 such conferences, women gave only 19 percent of the main addresses. To Harper and Wallis, the paucity of females on these influential platforms is a serious problem.=

But I also know that some organizers actually do embrace that God originally charged women and men to lead together. And they believe that Christ’s work on the cross has destroyed the curse that’s led to systemic patriarchy — however benevolent — that has kept far too many women from being restored to their rightful place as coheirs of God’s kingdom. In their local settings, they gratefully serve together with female leaders. However, when it comes to pulling together a platform for their group’s conference, they choose not to include females for fear of backlash or boycott from the more conservative speakers and invitees.

Can't Forgive Your Dad, Mom, Ex-Wife, or Friend? Well, Forgiveness is a Choice

by Ken Fong 04-20-2011
Our ability to love others who have sinned against us flows out of our real experience of Jesus forgiving our own sins.

The Scandal and Beauty of Grace

by Ken Fong 03-17-2011
Jesus came to us full of grace and truth (John 1).

A Disturbing Question and a Determined Conviction on the Treatment of Women

by Ken Fong 03-08-2010
At the urging of one of EBCLA's deacons, I began reading NY Times bestseller

Continuing the Deadly Viper Conversation: Illuminating Gender Blind Spots

by Ken Fong 11-23-2009