Friends, it has taken me over two weeks to sit down to write this post about my trip to Israel. I have a great big tangled mess of thoughts to process, though I’m finally sitting here to type a few of those thoughts out. Below is my messy reflection on my 10-day passage to the… Read More My Passage to Israel
Why is it that we feel entitled to opinions about places we don’t live, and conflicts we are not involved with directly? Entitlement in the human heart screams the pride of life (1 John 2:16). My heart aches for the conflict in Israel and the evil in the hearts of the terrorist groups in the Middle… Read More Israel-Palestine: For the Opinionated Bystander
Discipleship is a buzzword in Christian circles nowadays. I remember hearing it for the first time my freshman year of college and thinking to myself… “Discipleship? Should I know what that means?” Not only did I not know what discipleship meant, I also did not know that it would be the catalyst of my relationship… Read More What is Discipleship?
These are my recommendations (in order) for your first Bible studies. Let’s face it, studying the Bible can seem like an arduous task, many people regard it as only for Pastors and Leaders. I’m going to debunk that myth right now: while the Bible can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to begin,… Read More Where To Start
I use Jordan Lee Dooley’s Brighten Your Bible Study ‘method’ to dig deep and engage my mind in scripture. Below is a template from Cru that will guide you as you learn to understand scripture: Which Bible should you get? Often people ask me “what Bible should I get?” I think this depends on… Read More How to Study the Bible
Urban Dictionary defines Christianese as “the language spoken by Christians. It makes no sense to anyone unfamiliar with biblical texts, but earns you major points in the eyes of other Christians, because it means your words are hella holy.” OK, so the definition above, definitely NOT what Christianity is about! Christianese does not make us “hella holy” nor… Read More Christianese
The reasons for studying scripture expand greater than I can explain in four points. However, this post is to give you, in a nutshell, a taste of the importance of the Word of God. No, you are not saved by how much you read your bible or how much scripture you recite. Ephesians 2:8-9 states “For… Read More 4 Reasons to Study the Bible
Feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” Regardless of your definition of Feminism, I think we can all agree the bottom line of feminism in our culture is equality for women. Now, this isn’t some left wing liberal propaganda (or right-wing propaganda, for that matter), but a look at… Read More Is God a Feminist?
Did God really say no sex before marriage? How far is too far? If we love each other, why does marriage matter? These are the questions Christian women ask me regarding sex and relationships. The church uses the blanket statement of abstinence to address sexual purity, and Christian women are left running to secular sources… Read More Did God really say no sex before marriage?
If someone were to suggest wearing a “more modest” outfit or to simply, “cover up a little” – and you’re like me – it might feel offensive. ‘Who are they to tell me what to do? Doesn’t modesty take away my freedom? God created us to love who we are, so why can’t we show… Read More Modern Modesty