Dear Women’s Ministry, Stop Telling Me I’m Beautiful

Dear Women’s Ministry, Stop Telling Me I’m Beautiful

I shifted in my seat at the women’s conference as the speaker said it again.

“You are a beautiful, chosen, special woman of God. There is no one in the world like you!”

It’s the same message I’d heard dozens of times on the radio, in books, at conferences – even emblazoned on coffee mugs and shirts at every LifeWay Store in America. It’s the same message preached to Christian women in every corner of western culture. And it’s a message that – while well-intentioned – is completely deficient.

Why Modesty is Worth It

Why Modesty is Worth It

In their zeal for the word of God, they forgot the spirit of God. They became so encompassed with the law, with the words, and with the rules that they forgot Who the words came from and for what they were meant. Jesus’ work resuscitated the spirit of the law: grace is the motive to obedience.

Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

The gospel gives us the incredible privilege of joining God’s redemptive purpose. We are the living temples of God on this earth because of what Jesus accomplished. A temple of God should be filled with the Spirit of God –¬†and nothing else.

Why My Daughter’s Right to Life Trumps My Right to Choose

Why My Daughter’s Right to Life Trumps My Right to Choose

Scandal.

That’s what it is, not just what it’s called.

And they knew it would be, when they wrote that episode: the one where a child’s life is taken to boost viewer ratings or cause a ruckus across the internet for a few days. They knew that’s how it would go when they wrote an abortion scene. #Istandwithplannedparenthood, right? It’s just a show, right?

But it’s not.

5 Reasons Your Church Isn’t Fulfilling You

5 Reasons Your Church Isn’t Fulfilling You

This post is part of the July blog series “Why Am I Still Single? {And Other Pressing Questions}”. To follow the series and meet other likeminded readers, like Every Woman a Theologian on Facebook¬†or join me on Instagram! I could have grown up jaded by the...
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