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Why Your Life Needs a “Red Door”

By on November 7, 2017 in Theology with 0 Comments

According to early American history, a red door signified that a home was welcoming. The red door was a way of communicating to tired travelers, traveling by horse and buggy, that this was a safe place to rest for the night and have a warm meal. In Scotland, homeowners would paint their front door red […]

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Meet Katie Luther, One of the Protestant Reformation’s Leading Ladies

By on October 31, 2017 in Theology, Women's History with 1 Comment

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, the young renegade monk, nailed his 95 Theses to an imposing, wooden, church door in Wittenberg, effectively launching the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Religious revolution soon spread all over Europe. As Christians celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year, one can’t help but notice the proliferation […]

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Women Can Trust God’s Design for the Church

By on October 17, 2017 in Ministry, Theology with 1 Comment

Have you noticed that Christianity sometimes gets a bad rap when it comes to women? The notion that God has a specific and distinct plan for womanhood has offended people inside and outside the church. Truth be told, there was a time in my life where those ideas ruffled my feathers. First Timothy 2:11-15, as […]

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Why the “Saltwater Gospel” Isn’t Enough

By on August 10, 2017 in Theology with 1 Comment

In 2016, “Saltwater Gospel” was released by country artists The Eli Young Band. This single was the first release off of their fifth studio album. As a native Florida girl who has a deep and abiding love for the sun and saltwater, their song struck a chord with me—resonating with me and grieving me at […]

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Worshipping God as Women in His Image

By on October 4, 2016 in Biblical Womanhood, Theology with 3 Comments

We live on a conservation where the canopy of trees stretches back as far as I can see. Sitting on my back porch, I’m immersed in nature. I can hear grasshoppers chirping in unison while the breeze rustles through the leaves. Occasional birds chirp like melodic, timed bells. Wispy white clouds are painted across the […]

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Theology Thursday: Is It Greek to You? Interpreting Romans 16:7

By on September 29, 2016 in Theology with 0 Comments

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me (Rom. 16:7, NKJV). I am willing to guess that you probably have not spent a lot of time pouring over Romans 16:7. In fact, much like the genealogies with lists of […]

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Misconceptions of Grace

By on September 20, 2016 in Christian Life, Theology with 0 Comments

Never before have I heard the phrase, “Can I have grace?” so often since becoming a dean at a Bible school.  And why shouldn’t I?  We all want grace. We get pulled over for speeding, and we do everything in our power to convince the pleasant police officer to give us grace, to get us out of […]

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Theology Thursday: Understanding the Mosaic of the Atonement

By on August 25, 2016 in Theology with 0 Comments

I grew up in St. Louis, MO, and one of my favorite places in the city is the Cathedral Basilica. This massive cathedral holds the largest collection of mosaic art in the entire world. It’s breathtaking! Wall-to-wall, intricate glass pieces line vaulted ceilings and vast archways, creating portraits that depict entire stories. Up close, you […]

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Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.

By on August 23, 2016 in Jesus, Theology with 0 Comments

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us (leading us to faith and worship), we have to see it as something done by us (leading us to repentance). Indeed, “only the man who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross,” wrote Canon Peter Green, “may claim […]

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The Recent Debate of the Trinity and Gender: A Development Not a Departure

By on August 16, 2016 in Theology with 0 Comments

In the previous blogs, I have presented an overview of the recent debate of the Trinity and gender roles (here and here). I also discussed and answered two major charges against the position called “EFS” for its emphasis on the eternal functional subordination of the Son to the Father. In this blog, I would like […]

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