Merriam-Webster defines shame as “a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong.”
Christianity has become a competition in suburban America, especially among women. It is no longer about real, bloody, nailed-to-a-tree-while-naked-and-ripped-to-shreds grace.
It is my sincere hope that you have received the salvation so graciously offered by Christ Jesus, and your hope is in that, because then you know that your future lies in Heaven alongside the resurrected Christ.
I have felt very…lonely in the faith, lately. All alone, actually, if truth be told. And when I read that text, it was if God was reminding me that He sees me.
“Absolutely nothing escapes the sovereignty of God, yet, at the same time, you have to say, ‘This is outrageous’.”
I can’t be the only person who grew up in a nondenominational church who is now searching for solid theology in a church that is shifting more rapidly than culture.
I have never particularly enjoyed shopping at Target. I know that disqualifies me from some sort of secret stay-at-home motherhood club (I don’t like wine, either, though, so…whatever). I have never strolled through the aisle of the bright red store, sipping a Starbucks, while my child munches on popcorn. So I doubt they will miss… Continue reading Target, Jen Hatmaker & Matthew 7
I wasn’t going to do a Theology Thursday post this week, but then this somehow surfaced in my Facebook feed on Wednesday: This “Bible verse” was posted by the “Christian” radio station K-Love. And like last week’s verse, I have about had it with people completely misusing this verse and leading people down the health &… Continue reading Theology Thursday: John 10:10
One of the loudest arguments feminists and egalitarians use against complementarians is the idea that being a stay-at-home wife or mother is a byproduct of privilege. In fact, during last week’s Twitter brou ha ha over the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s conference in Louisville, I saw that argument used over and over again:… Continue reading The (myth of) Privilege of Stay at Home Motherhood
You’ve seen this verse used out of context somewhere, I guarantee it. Most likely, you’ve seen this used on a running shirt (when not healing – still – from a broken foot, I fancy myself a runner), an athletic team’s t-shirt, or on Beth Moore’s most recent Facebook banner. “I can do all things through… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Philippians 4:13