Inés had the honor of preaching at the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination’s triennial women’s gathering called I AM in Minneapolis, MN on July 21. I AM is a triennial gathering for women by women! In the Evangelical Covenant Church they believe that women are called to be disciples and disciple-makers.
In the spirit of Joshua 4, I’ve gathered several encouraging messages that Inés has received over the last several days since graduating with her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller on Saturday, June 15, 2019. May we never forget all the Lord has done for us and how far he has brought us. As we […]
Yesterday, out of the blue, I received an encouraging Instagram message from a good friend in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He and I have known each other for over a decade and I consider him a brother in the faith. We have never previously talked about the topic of women in ministry. His words were […]
On Saturday, November 10 Inés Velásquez-McBryde and Bobby Harrison participated in a panel discussion on men and women partnerships in the work of the Gospel. The panel discussion lasted an hour so this highlight video has been edited to include Inés’ opening prayer of lament, Tara Beth Leach’s facilitating of questions to the panelists, and […]
Growing up in the Bible belt of Arkansas, it was instilled in me to believe that a “woman preacher” was synonymous with basically not believing the Bible. That was not always explicitly taught but could be inferred from the way some speak about the issue. For most of my life, it was a non-issue because […]
Jesus did not try and protect his credibility or reputation when questioned by the Pharisees in Luke 7. Instead he defended the uninvited, unnamed woman’s dignity. He forgave the woman who was called a sinner since she recognized him and loved/worship him greatly. Jesus welcomes women to the table, to the party too.
I had the honor of conversing with my friend Jeanelle Austin, Director of Operations for the African American Church Studies Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, on the topic of Women as Preachers. This topic is deeply personal to me and profoundly theological for the life and mission of the church. I would be as bold […]
I was walking up a shady trail in Chantry Flats, California the day after Thanksgiving, 2015. We had hiked down first and now slowly made our way back up to the car. Kids giggling and running. Grabbing sticks. Throwing rocks. Jumping. Crossing over creeks balancing on old, dead, fallen trees. Stopping to take a breath. […]