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Aubrey Sampson on “Audacious Mary”: Overcoming Shame

Contributed by Aubrey Sampson It was the first time I had ever taught in “big church.” The first service seemed to go well, and I was excited for the second one to begin. But in between services I ran to the water fountain and overheard this conversation: Woman: “I am so excited that a woman is preaching today.” Man: “Umm…She isn’t preaching. She is sharing.” In the years that followed, as I began to book more and more speaking engagements, I was afraid to say the words aloud—I am preparing to preach a sermon. In fact, when asked about the […]