Goliath was the Bad Guy, Remember? An Assessment of Henri Nouwen’s Teachings

INTRODUCTION On October 8 of this year, the Toronto Star published an opinion piece called “The life of a spiritual Goliath.” [1] It was a paean to Henri Nouwen, the late Roman Catholic priest and writer of many books on “spirituality.”  According to the author, Stephen Bede Scharper, Nouwen was a … Continue reading

Women and Church Leadership: An Inquiry and a Response to Pastor Keith A. Smith’s “Can Christian Women be Pastors and Preachers?”

For many centuries, the Christian church understood that God had allocated to men only the authority and authoritative teaching roles in the church. In the last several decades in the Western world, however, the changing zeitgeist has led to this understanding being challenged. Many churches and entire denominations have embraced … Continue reading