Reconciling Gods Goodness with Our Suffering

Reconciling Gods Goodness with Our Suffering

The pain of watching the ultrasound tech search for that once obvious baby while contractions pulsed and tears filled my eyes, was one of the most painful things I've experienced both physically and emotionally...

Does Doctrine Divide?

Does Doctrine Divide?

There is one thing I'm becoming more and more aware of as I grow both in age and in faith, and it's that the Church has adopted worldly mindsets to a much greater extent than we may be ready and willing to admit. I'm not even referring...

Divine Revelation: Removing the Blindfold

Divine Revelation: Removing the Blindfold

I will waste no time in bluntly saying that everything about Christianity resorts back to divine revelation in one way or another. In Essentials of the Christian Faith, R.C. Sproul says that “Christianity is a revealed religion,” meaning that...

The Only Place Where Wrath is Averted

The Only Place Where Wrath is Averted

This mercy seat holds more meaning than meets the eye of the first, second or even twentieth reader. Made of pure gold and surrounded by cherubim with their wings spread to cover it, we can see the evidence of its importance...

Why Theology is Essential

Why Theology is Essential

When I entered my first year at a Christian college, I thought I was pretty advanced in spiritual matters. I had grown up in church ever since I was born; and the older I became, the more I strived to portray the image of a “good Christian girl”...

3 Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage

3 Things to Remember about Your (Imperfect) Marriage

Jim got sick and had to forsake his climb up the corporate ladder. This brought stress into his marriage to Jen that he would never have anticipated. Brad and Savannah got busier and busier and quit communicating as they should...

Why Motherhood is Only for the Faint of Heart

Why Motherhood is Only for the Faint of Heart

I’m in the unique and privileged position of receiving formal Mother’s Day thankfulness three times a year. Where we live the community recognizes Arabic Mother’s Day, British Mothering Sunday, and American Mother’s Day...

Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

There is a perception among many evangelicals that Bible study is dangerous. I have heard it articulated by ministers and laypeople alike over the years. Once a woman in my Bible study told me her pastor had discouraged in-depth Bible study...

A Mother's Testimony of Peace

A Mother's Testimony of Peace

Talking about things like time zones and geography is a neat educational exercise for the kids. It also serves as a timely reminder to me of the steadfast love of the Lord and how his mercy never ends. All around the world, God is giving and sustaining...

6 Ways Moms Can Show Love to Their Daughters

6 Ways Moms Can Show Love to Their Daughters

Although motherhood as an institution has existed for millennia, I have yet to meet a mother who really thinks she’s mastered the trade. We all stumble along, making the same mistakes, on a desperate search for tips, solutions, and sound principles...

The Treasure of Transparency

The Treasure of Transparency

A treasured friend of mine would tell me a story from her days as a child. After her father would come home from work, her mother would tell him of the children's behavior that day. He'd call them into his presence and, holding them gently...

Theology Isn't Just For Men

Theology Isn't Just For Men

"I just don't think I could study the bible that way. My mind doesn't work like that," a friend said to me recently. "It seems like a lot of work," she added, revealing an underlying lie that so many women believe as truth: we aren't smart enough to understand the word of God on our own...