A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Courtney McLean

Beholding the Beauty of the God Who Became Man

With the arrival of the Christmas season (glory hallelujah, deck the halls and let the jingle bells rock!), our world is now filled with the smell of peppermint, Hallmark movies, hot cocoa, and a probably not-so-white Christmas (hello, Texa... Read More »

Life Lessons from A British Cemetery

Just for a minute, imagine walking down a cobblestone path that is older than the United States, hearing dainty British women speak about the unusually hot weather (only 75 degrees!), standing in a cathedral that stretches so high you have ... Read More »

The Lethal Game of Comparison

The Comparison Game. It’s one we all play. And, in the end, it’s one we all lose. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, the woman on the latest episode of Fixer Upper – all present the newest ways in which we see what we don’t have... Read More »

The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self-control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something ... Read More »

Engaging the Life of the Mind

Anselm, the great theologian philosopher of the 11th century, embarked on an ardent quest for God through his writings. In his famous Proslogion, Anselm described his quest as “faith seeking understanding.” He did not see faith as a sta... Read More »

How God Speaks Through Our Unfulfilled Longings

How do you respond to unfulfilled longings? Our longings are not ends in and of themselves. Instead, they are indicators of where we have placed our affections and security. Longings manifest our humanity with a profound acuteness as they r... Read More »

Running Headlong {Into} Your Weakness

Life is a strange mix of successes and failures, wins and losses, ups and downs. And human nature tends to shift constantly toward those circumstances, people, hobbies, jobs, etc. that allow us to succeed, because – hey – we all... Read More »

The Lethal Game of Comparison

The Comparison Game. It’s one we all play. And, in the end, it’s one we all lose. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, the woman on the latest episode of Fixer Upper – all present the newest ways in which we see what we don’t have... Read More »

The Gritty, Grace-Filled Virtue of Self-Control

“She’s so transparent,” “She is so quick to give grace,” “She’s a great listener,” “She’s got…so much….self control.” Not the most sought-after compliment for a Christian woman these days; it’s akin to something ... Read More »

How the Chains of Grief Break the Bondage of the Heart

I lost my mom in February of last year. It made for a complex 2015, with many lessons I didn’t want to learn and much sanctification I didn’t anticipate. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I really do believe it’s true. As I look back at... Read More »