Should Women be Allowed to Preach, Teach or Lead?

It’s odd to think that the debate on whether women should preach, teach, and lead a church is still a thing. For those who didn’t grow up in the church environment, and who might be looking in from the outside, here’s a summary of why women aren’t church leaders.   The Bible says a woman shouldn’t ...

2020-07-30T13:22:25+00:00May 31st, 2020|

The Meaning of Jesus’ Sacrifice

Being a Christian in a modern world, where science and history confront your assumptions of the Bible is challenging (and they should be challenged). Things like sacrifice, and in particular, Jesus' sacrifice for our sins are difficult to understand. I've read a few books in the past couple of years that shattered my assumptions, removed ...

2020-06-02T18:51:35+00:00May 16th, 2020|

What Salvation Means to Me

Writing a post about the meaning of salvation feels like a mammoth task. It is a fundamental concept in the Christian faith, so there are legions of authors, theologians, preachers, and people like me who’ve said something about salvation.   After two false starts, I concluded that no lofty explanation, emotional expression, or thesis worthy piece ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00February 15th, 2020|

The Story Behind #thereallife Series

Some time ago I started toying with the idea of creating a series of posts that interrupt people’s daily dose of curated lives.   The goal? Remind people that what they’re seeing isn’t the whole picture.   Why?  We all know that what we’re seeing isn’t the whole picture, because we know we don’t post pictures of our ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

Control – A surprising source of impatience

In our premarital preparation, we were told that happiness is not the purpose of your marriage – holiness is. At first, I thought it meant marriage will suck, and some days it does. Especially when that other person starts doing things that dig into some of your flaws.   It started with the way my husband ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00January 15th, 2020|