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Dealing with Difficult Matters Facing the Church

Whether we are on church staff, serve as a volunteer or exert influence over one person, we all need to be aware of these topics. Watch or listen to BOW’s conversations with people experienced in handling these issues. The resources on our podcast are linked in the descriptions of the videos on this page.

Gender and Scripture

Claudia McGuire interviews Dr. Sandra Glahn of DTS about gender, including common misconceptions and application in the scriptures. Listen to or download the podcast.

–with Dr. Sandra Glahn and Claudia McGuire.

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Re-Imagining Discipleship

The state of the American church suggests that our discipleship models need reworking. The five videos of this series can be accessed below, or listen to the podcast episodes of Nika Spaulding’s A Theological Perspective, Debbie Swindoll’s A Spiritual Formation Perspective, Elizabeth Woodson’s A Church Leader Perspective, Susan Binion’s A Missions Perspective and Kay Daigle’s A Kingdom Perspective.

–with Nika Spaulding, Debbie Swindoll, Elizabeth Woodson, Susan Binion & Kay Daigle.

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Post-Roe: Supporting Mothers & Babies

Sharifa Stevens, member of the BOW Ministry Team, and Kay Daigle discuss practical ways to live out a pro-life ethic now that Roe has been overturned. Listen to or download the podcast.

–with Sharia Stevens

Justice in the Bible

Nika Spaulding, Resident Theologian at St. Jude Oak Cliff in Dallas, joins Kay Daigle for this series on biblical justice. All three episodes are available on our podcast:  1 – Defining Justice, 2- Justice in the Old Testament” and 3- Justice in the New Testament.

–with Nika Spaulding

Resources on Justice

Leading Toward Racial Reconciliation

Grow in understanding of the reasons for the racial divide and help with what to do about it. Watch the videos below, or download/listen to the podcast episodes “What is White Privilege“, “It’s a Gospel Issue” or “Reconciliation 101“.

–with Sharifa Stevens and Kelley Mathews

Resources on Racial Issues

The Forgotten Ones: Singles and the Church Series

Elizabeth Woodson shares insights from her leadership experience with singles about what ministry to this demographic is, what it should be, and how to get there.

– with Elizabeth Woodson

It’s Time for a RelationSHIFT

In light of #metoo and #churchtoo, how do men and women work together? Dr. Jackie Roese discusses the issues in this short 3-part series.

–with Dr. Jackie Roese

Ministering to Gen Z

Gen Z is the latest generation now becoming adults. As we learn about them, how does the church respond well to their needs? Nika Spaulding joins Kay Daigle for this insightful conversation. Listen to or download the podcast.

–with Nika Spaulding

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Barbie, the Bible and Feminism

The Barbie movie is a blockbuster. How does its message about women and men compare to God’s? What is feminism in general and how has it affected our lives today?  You can also access it on our podcast.

–with Cheyenne Coote and Kay Daigle.

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Women and the Gender of God

Dr. Amy Peeler, author of Women and the Gender of God, joins BOW Ministry Team member Sharifa Stevens in a conversation you won’t want to miss about God and gender. Listen to or download the podcast.

–with Dr. Amy Peeler and Sharifa Stevens.

40 Questions About Women in Ministry

Dr. Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews, authors of the book 40 Questions About Women in Ministry, discuss a few of the issues and why there is disagreement with Kelly Arabie, BOW Ministry Team member. Their book aims to explain the biblical understanding behind both perspectives. Listen to the podcast.

–with Dr. Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews.

Sexual Identity & Gender Identity

Dr. Sandra Glahn and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity and gender identity, explaining how identity is formed and providing insight into how the church and individuals can wisely respond biblically. You can also access it on our podcast.

–with Dr. Sandra Glahn and Dr. Gary Barnes.

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Sexual Abuse and the Church

Mary DeMuth, author of We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis and The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible: What Their Stories Teach Us About Thriving, joins BOW Ministry Team member Kelley Mathews to discuss how we as the church should respond when a victim shares about sexual abuse. You can also access it on our podcast.

–with Mary DeMuth and Kelley Mathews

Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

What’s biblical and what’s cultural? How do we live faithfully embodied as male and female? Dr. Sandra Glahn is interviewed by Sharifa Stevens. Listen to or download the podcast.

–with Dr. Sandra Glahn and Sharifa Stevens

Beginning the Road to Racial Reconciliation

All believers can take healing steps toward our brothers and sisters. Watch the videos below, or download/listen to 1- Where to Begin, 2- Evaluating and Listening, 3- Do’s and Don’ts and 4- Empathy not Sympathy.

–with Sharifa Stevens and Susan Seay

Resources on Racial Issues

Women in Public Ministry: Revisiting the Issue Series

Current scholarship requires reconsidering the biblical stories of women, according to Dr. Sandra Glahn of DTS. Watch the videos below, or if you prefer, access the podcast episodes: the 1st, the 2nd, or the 3rd.

–with Dr. Sandra Glahn

Biblical Archaeology

Hear how biblical archaeology gives us confidence in the historicity of the Bible and increases our faith as Angela Everett shows a few of the major discoveries. Part 1-Why Is It Important?, Part 2-Old Testament Discoveries and Part 3-New Testament Discoveries are available on BOW’s podcast.

– with Angela Everett and Kay Daigle