There’s a more important CALL than the incoming call on your cell phone!

March 22, 2013

Creative reminder to turn off cell phones in church 
This short humorous video-with-a-message reminds us that distractions can cause us to miss out on what is really important. Also read the biblical account to which the video alludes. It’s found in Exodus 3:1 through 4:17 (Good News Translation). If you’ve ever heard God’s call and have then tried to think of every excuse you can name to try to get out of doing what God is asking you to do (perhaps your own feelings of inadequacy, or you think someone else could do the job better, and so on), this is the story for you. Related material: Singer-songwriter Ken Medema created a delightful song about this incident in Moses’ life (humor with a point!) back in the 1970s for a vinyl recording long out of print. Ken Medema is a friend of EEWC-Christian Feminism Today and has performed and led the singing at several of our organization’s conferences. This particular song had great meaning to me personally when Virginia Ramey Mollenkott first introduced it to me in the mid 1970s when I especially needed its message of encouragement in following a special call of God.  Visit Ken Medema’s website here.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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