Felt needs

The “Felt Needs” Gospel

Have you ever fallen for a feel-good gospel that ministers to your ache for feeling special, or longing for admiration from a god who dances over you and thinks you’re the apple of his eye? What about sermon messages or books that help you look deeply into your past pains, or prayers that ask God […]

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When women’s ministries abandon the Bible

This week, a woman wrote to me about what’s been happening in her church: “My church’s Women’s Ministry’s Bible study just decided to stop studying the actual Bible, which we had been doing. It was announced that our next study would be the book, What is Love by Kelly Minter. Could you tell me if […]

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Orange Strategy

Is the “Orange” curriculum safe for Sunday School?

For many centuries, Christians have taught their children about the Bible from the Bible. In church, children learned along with their parents in the pews. With the rise of children’s ministries, we’ve seen solid men and women step up as teachers of Scripture, developing their own style and curricula in age-appropriate ways. Then came the […]

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Sufficiency of Scripture

Did you know that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service? It’s true! And in fact the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. Sadly, it’s a tenet that has long been under vicious attack from within our own […]

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Please don’t get soaked

Ladies, there is a prayer practice that is gaining momentum among Christians, and we need to talk about it at the Table.  It’s called the Soaking Prayer, and while it sounds like something Christians can practice safely, it is anything but safe. In fact, the Soaking Prayer practice contains spiritual elements that are not only […]

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What do we do with guilt?

It’s late at night and sleep isn’t coming. Instead, snippets of past sins – the obnoxious words, the stupid decisions, the things I didn’t do but should have – all those cringeworthy things that could fill volumes of books, begin to fill my brain. Stop! Guilt is more than an emotion. It’s a thief. A […]

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On capturing weak women

This morning I received a stern letter from a woman named Pam who was upset that I would dare to compare Scripture with the words of her favorite motivational speaker. “You will answer to God almighty for trying to pour evil into this world. I need say nothing God will bring you all to task […]

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If it’s gossip, let it go.

We all know what gossip sounds like when we hear it, and as wise women of God we should know how to shut it down it with a simple, “did you bring these matters to her privately?” But I am concerned that certain social media tools, Facebook in particular, has numbed many of us to […]

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