A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Theology

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 »

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

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 Euro... Read More »

Women Can Trust God’s Design for the Church

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 ... Read More »

Why the “Saltwater Gospel” Isn’t Enough

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... 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 »

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

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 Ro... 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 »

Theology Thursday: Understanding the Mosaic of the Atonement

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 piece... Read More »

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

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... Read More »

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

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 ... Read More »