Whose voice is this?

First thing’s first. I’m an egalitarian. I believe in biblical equality.  I am a woman and I believe that God has called me to be a pastor, teacher, shepherd, discipler, church planter. As I live and breathe, teaching is something I can’t help but do. I WRITE in order to fulfill God’s call for me to teach – in a world where there are not enough opportunities, platforms and encouragement for women to teach. I don’t teach because I know it all — far from it — but rather it’s as though I am swept along by the current of His unrelenting revelation to me which demands to be voiced in one form or another. I am a mouthpiece for the living God, who urges me with deep conviction that if I do not speak, then I am robbing the world of a piece of His heart which He wants to be made known.

This blog started as I began my journey as an egalitarian.  Though the entries have been sporadic, they capture slices of this journey from finding my footing as an egalitarian all the way to the day when I became a pastor and on.

Thanks for visiting and for reading!

To watch some of my sermons, see my Youtube channel here.

Find me also on my other blog:  http://searchingfortreasures.wordpress.com.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor MaryAnn Nguyen-Kwok



6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by chaidrinkingfool on April 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I really like your blog, and am referring a friend to it.

    I am so glad that you are speaking. 🙂
    Do not let anyone tell you that you should *not* speak.
    cdf, a fellow egalitarian


  2. Welcome to the revolution! 😀

    I’m in two of them, actually; I believe that equality is not only between male and female but also that there is no clergy/laity distinction. So when somebody asks me whether women should be “head pastors”, I say no… and neither should men! Needless to say, these two “boxes” are the biggest ones of all to be out of, and most people don’t even know there’s an outside. They don’t take the message well.

    I stayed home with my two kids, whom I had in my late 30s and early 40s. Which means that by the time they were out of diapers I was pretty much unemployable, even with degrees and many years of experience in programming and electronics. But I have no regrets, especially since God blessed our commitment to our children with a good paying job for my husband. I now have the great privilege and solemn charge to spend large amounts of time in the Word and teaching through blogging. Not a big audience, mind you, but who’s counting “nickels and noses”? Yet at the same time, the voice of equality needs to be heard, and it pains me to know that the din of patriarchy is so very loud.

    Anyway, mommies ROCK!


    • Paula, Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I appreciate your encouragement! You have put it so eloquently, “the voice of equality needs to be heard, and it pains me to know that the din of patriarchy is so very loud.”!! Too true. Hopefully, we can contribute something to the blogosphere.
      I like your thoughts about how we are all a part of the priesthood. I rather agree with you that we are all priests. We should all be serving as mouthpieces and bridges for people to God. I will have to check out your blog! 🙂


  3. Tanx! 😀 Glad to help.


  4. Posted by Sonnet on March 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Scratchpaperthoughts. I’ve been exploring your blog this evening after following a link over here from The CBE Scroll. Love your voice & writing style. I’ll be back. =)


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