Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday FictionFest: Gospel Today Yanked, The Marriage Counselor & Divorcing Devils


Southern Baptist Association Pulls Women Pastors Off Shelves

Gospel Today, the Fayetteville-published magazine, was pulled off the racks by the bookstores’ owner[LifewayBookstores,] the Southern Baptist Convention. The problem? The five smiling women on the cover are women of the cloth — church pastors. Southern Baptist polity says that’s a role reserved for men.

Read the AJC for full article.

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Dee-Coding Your Book Marketing Plan

Update: Due to Hurricane Ike the teleseminar has been postponed.

Which is good news for those of you who thought you missed it or had plans. I will also release my E-book Dee-Coding Your Book Marketing Plan: The Manual. soon as we agree on a new date, I will let you know. Did you also know DGP, my pr service has a site. www.deestewart.com. Check it out. If you signed up for the teleseminar, please email me off loop with your contact info, I would like to talk to you.

Dee & Dwan Divorce Devils this Weekend

Tomorrow Dwan Abrams and I will be hitting the A[Atlanta] for two Divorcing the Devil book events. I will be her mobile bookseller(Mocha Readers, an Essence Magazine Reporting Bookstore.)

  • Just Write! Workshop, Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Rd., Stone Mountain, GA, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • The Virtuous Woman Book Club Meeting, Book Selection: Divorcing the Devil, Atlanta, Georgia, 2:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there!

Don't forget.
  1. Next Monday I will be at The Master's Artist talking about Prayer, Perseverance & Publishing
  2. The Essence Short Fiction Contest submission time will be coming to a close next week. I just wrote mine. lol
  3. Updated dates for Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor.

4 comments:

JC Martin said...

I am a little perturbed by the pulling of the magazine and the audacity to say it's a man's role/job.

I say name a couple of jobs men should do but women make it their priority like, being a father and the main bread winner, but you know how slackers do it.

I have heard woman preachers before and I enjoyed them just as much as I enjoyed the male preachers. God's word is for everyone and he speaks through whom ever he sees fit.

Becca said...

We have a female associate pastor at my church. The way I see it, women are often the spiritual teachers in the home and in Sunday School classes, so why not with the adults as well? Are the lessons and doctrine they share with children somehow wrong or not good enough?

My mum, however, (blindly?) follows what she grew up with and refuses to discuss the issue. Sigh.

Dee S. said...

That's a good question, Becca. I never thought of that.

One of my BFF's is an associate pastor of Presbyterian church in Denver. When I need some real help I go to her first.

M. C. Pearson said...

Hey Dee,

I just sent out the Teen FIRST email but I got an email back that said your box was full. You can grab the html for the tour at http://teenfictioninrathershorttakes.blogspot.com/

The tour is on the 21st.

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