Mayor Eric Hogue of Wylie, Texas: Women Can’t Lead Prayer?

On May 17, 2020, Mayor Eric Hogue of Wylie, Texas, sent an email to city council member Jeff Forrester requesting that only men be selected to lead the opening prayer at the city council meeting. The mayor’s email sparked social media outrage and there is a protest planned during the upcoming city council meeting scheduled for May 26th. This incident with Mayor Hogue highlights important issues for Christians and Christians in America. Does the Bible give Christians permission to discriminate against women? Does the Bible teach that women should be silent in the church? Is prayer before a city council meeting appropriate? Watch this video for a Christian insider’s take on Mayor Hogue’s email and how Christians should respond to this incident.

Why Doesn’t God Give More Specific Guidance?

People sometimes wonder, “Why God doesn’t always give us specific guidance about what to do?” When God told Noah to build the ark, he told him what size to make it, which materials to use, and what to bring on board. But many of us don’t receive that type of specific guidance from God. Why? God has given us basic guidance for life, telling us what is right and wrong. With the guidance and boundaries he has given us, there are a variety of ways that we can bring goodness and beauty into the world. I think half the fun for God is seeing our creativity. What will we do with what he has given us? What unique decisions and expressions will you make that delight the heart of God?