Identity

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NKJV I was the Executive Pastor at a local church for 5 years. I was grateful; I knew this was not something easily attained...

Liminality: The In-Between Space

Liminality: The In-Between Space

My natural bent would not have been to go to “in-between” spaces, where job descriptions are vague and the journey unmeasurable. Growing up in the United States as a child of immigrant parents, I straddled at least two cultures and languages. Identity formation...

Women in Leadership? Well, why not?

Women in Leadership? Well, why not?

Often the Bible seems to place women in lower position than men and focuses on the achievements of men more than those of women. In chapter 5 of the book of Genesis in the 2nd verse it says, “He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were...

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Who was I? Was a title and the approval of man really to be the source of my self-worth? It was during this season that I learned so much about myself and my God.

Believe Her

Believe Her

“I wasn’t taken seriously. ‘He wouldn’t do that!’ was the dismissive reply.”

These accounts have been rejected and dismissed for too long. The rise of Women’s Marches, the #MeToo Movement, and the #ChurchToo Movement are giving victims of sexual harassment and assault a platform to tell their stories, to be heard, and most importantly, to be believed.

Breaking Free From Fear

Breaking Free From Fear

On my 16th birthday, I burst into tears crying alone in my room because I thought I was a failure and hadn’t accomplished anything in my life. Now looking back, it seems ridiculous that I would feel that way at 16. However, the fear of failure can be a paralyzing...

WOW! Teaching 1 Timothy 2

WOW! Teaching 1 Timothy 2

WOW! Teaching on I Timothy 2 Let a woman learn quietly and with full submission [to God’s word]. I do not permit a woman to teach that she is the author of man.* Initially, my reaction to an exegetical treatment of this particular Biblical text was mixed.  It...

Women Positioned for God’s Purpose

Women Positioned for God’s Purpose

An excerpt from a speech shared by Cassandra Vaughan for 2016 Women’s Day at Mount Ollie Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. Our theme for Women’s Day is “Women Positioned for God’s Purpose.”  This theme should cause each of us to question: “Am I where God wants...