A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Theology

RESOLUTE: “ADMIRABLY PURPOSEFUL, DETERMINED, AND UNWAVERING”

Change doesn’t happen unless you decide to put in the effort. This may seem like a “no-brainer” fact of life, but if you’re anything like me, you sometimes go to bed with the ridiculous notion that tomorrow will be different, not be... Read More »

Are You Living With a Misconception of Grace?

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 t... Read More »

God is Not Silent About Sexual Assault

God is not silent about sexual abuse. The Bible neither covers up nor ignores sexual assault. God’s law shows how the Lord takes up the cause of the victim and the vulnerable. There is one passage in particular, Deuteronomy 22:23-27... Read More »

What Are Women Worth?

What are women worth? When you value something, you protect it. God values women. And God wants women to be protected. Whenever the question of the value of women comes up, it reminds me of a story in the Old Testament. Actually, it’s a s... Read More »

Our Identity In Christ Looks A Lot Like This…

It’s nothing short of jaw-dropping. In the middle of a South American slum, there is music. In the impoverished community of Cateura, Paraguay, where families make a living by recycling trash and selling it, an old oil can or a meat tende... 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 »

Come As You Are

The story of “The Fall of Man” in Genesis 3 was never an interesting story to me… until I realized that it was my story, too. I know the story. God creates the world, and it’s good. God creates man, and it’s very good. And then ma... Read More »

Why Your Life Needs a “Red Door”

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 ... Read More »

Worshipping God as Women in His Image

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 b... Read More »

Misconceptions of Grace

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 t... Read More »