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In a faith centered on love and inclusion, are single people and their God-given gifts truly being welcomed in our churches?

According to theologian Christina Hitchcock, definitely not. Instead, she argues, American evangelical churches suffer from a fear of single people. They mistakenly view independence and autonomy as the markers of maturity and assume that sex is a necessary component of achieving full humanity. Consequently, the church often sees singleness as a neutral, immature, or even negative state, while marriage is touted as theologically significant. Hitchcock works to

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Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church and Ministry invites the reader to understand the Pentecostal/ charismatic (P/c) movement from the epistemological loci of eighteen female (and two male) academics and practitioners. The contributors are sympathetic to the P/c movement and bring to the volume theological and biblical scholarship alongside varying degrees of ministerial insight and experience

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