His Wisdom for Her World

Candi Finch

Candi’s greatest passion is to see teenagers and women come to know the Lord and become mature disciples of Christ. Several women invested in her life when she was a new believer in high school, and the impact they had on her reminds her daily of the positive influence we can have on others for Christ.

True Beauty

By on August 6, 2015 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

“Am I Pretty or Ugly?”  Since 2009, close to 25,000 teen girls have posted videos of themselves on YouTube asking that very question. Then, they have encouraged people to leave comments weighing in on the question. Tragically, the results have not been uplifting. Many of these young women are bombarded by mean and thoughtless comments. […]

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Considering Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday

By on May 21, 2015 in Culture with 0 Comments

“Peruse this little tract with an humble, sincere, and candid spirit, and not with an inclination to cavil and criticize, and you will not fail to reap some degree of profit from it. It was written with a hearty desire that you might wholly devote yourself to God.” – Madame Guyon in the preface to […]

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Living a Life of Uncompromised Faith

By on April 21, 2015 in Faith with 2 Comments

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…” (Daniel 1:8a)   Standing Strong Even When Circumstances Are Out of Your Control  Daniel and his friends were probably around 15 years of age when they were taken captive and transported to Babylon. They were ripped from their homeland and separated from their […]

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The Futility of A False Religion

By on March 26, 2015 in Global Issues, Jesus with 6 Comments

Over Spring Break I had the opportunity to visit a country in South Asia, a country brimming with kind people, a rich history, and many beautiful cultural traditions. However, during the trip, I got to observe men and women practicing Hinduism, and I was struck by the absolute futility of it. My heart broke for […]

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The Media’s Part in Destigmatizing Sin

By on February 26, 2015 in Culture with 3 Comments

When I started high school, it was a big transition in my life. I was moving from the small, religious, private school that I had attended for my entire childhood to a large, public high school. I still remember one of my first days of school when another student shouted an obscene word loudly in […]

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I’m Single – Why Should “Homemaking” Matter to Me?

By on February 19, 2015 in House and Home with 4 Comments

You’ve probably heard that, starting tonight, Southwestern is hosting The Art of Homemaking Conference.[1] As I’ve talked about this conference series with our students, I keep getting two pretty different reactions. Some women who are really looking forward to the conference get excited whenever I bring it up. However, other women I talk to kind […]

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5 Characteristics of My Favorite Types of Students

By on January 22, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment

Today school is back in session, and I have a confession to make. While I love all of my students equally, and consider it one of the greatest privileges in the world to get to invest in these women and pray for them throughout the semester, the truth is that there are some types of […]

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The Message Behind Hozier’s "Take Me To Church"

By on December 9, 2014 in Culture with 174 Comments

A few weeks ago I had never heard of Irish recording artist Andrew Hozier-Byrne. However, as I was riding in my car scanning through radio stations one day, his song Take Me To Church caught my attention. I stumbled across the song right before the chorus, and Hozier’s haunting and compelling voice sang “Amen” several […]

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Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

By on October 16, 2014 in Feminism, Theology with 2 Comments

Do you remember recess back in elementary school when the time came to engage in some sort of team sport? Imagine the scene with me: two young children stand as captains picking from a crowd of their peers in order assemble the best team possible. The star athletes go quickly; those choices are always the […]

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The Holocaust You're Not Hearing About

By on September 9, 2014 in Global Issues with 1 Comment

The Holocaust. Just the mention of that word conjures up images of the horrific crimes perpetrated at the hands of the Nazi regime. As a high school student, I visited the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C., and I was horrified and outraged. The pictures of the experiments conducted on human beings haunt me to this […]

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