Book Review: Through the Gates of Splendor

If you want to be constantly convicted about what you are doing to further the Kingdom of God, read two books about people who are unashamedly declaring the gospel in hostile areas, even to the point of death. You will end up spending a lot of time contemplating how you can be serving God "to the hilt … Continue reading Book Review: Through the Gates of Splendor

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Just As He Promised

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying" (Matthew 28:5-6). He is risen! Today is one of my favorite days … Continue reading Just As He Promised

Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7

Have you ever been accused of being a Pharisee? I have. Well, sort of. There's no way I'd be able to find the Twitter conversation now (I tend to not bookmark or screenshot these things), but in a debate a few months ago (I know, I know, breaking my own rule), my unwavering stance on … Continue reading Legalists, Liberals, and Mark 7

Why the Gospel Matters

I've been talking a lot recently about making sure you have good theology, why obedience to God matters, and more. I have even more theology and real life related posts coming, including a two-parter on submission (it's really truly coming I promise!!). But before I move forward, I want to take a step or two … Continue reading Why the Gospel Matters

On Obedience

Recently, I shared blog posts on why good theology matters, and another on the dangers that result from putting righteousness before man in front of righteousness before God. Because good theology matters and because legalism is harmful, it is important to discuss obedience. I love this quote. It sums up a lot of biblical principles … Continue reading On Obedience

Why Good Theology Matters

If you've ever read or attempted to read a systematic theology, you know how overwhelming and confusing the study of theology can be. There are so many theories, ideas, systems, discussions, and debates out there and they can be difficult to wade through. It is easy to come to the conclusion that studying deep theology … Continue reading Why Good Theology Matters

What It Means To Be a Helpmeet

Last week, I published a blog post on the dangers of purity culture. I briefly touched on my experience with that culture. I also went deeper into why purity culture is so harmful and where it strays from the gospel. Today's post is kind of a follow up, but most certainly stands on its own … Continue reading What It Means To Be a Helpmeet

On Purity Culture

**I want to preface this post by stating that much of what I am about to say about my experience with purity culture had nothing to do with my parents. The most they did that could be considered "purity culture" was buy me a purity ring at age sixteen, that came to represent much more … Continue reading On Purity Culture

Dear Pro-Life Christian

Dear Pro-Life Christian, Hey there. You may be reading this and thinking, "isn't saying pro-life Christian a little redundant? Wouldn't every Christian automatically be pro-life?" That is what I once thought, too. Unfortunately, I was wrong. But that's not what this letter is about. If you are a believer and consider yourself to be pro-life, … Continue reading Dear Pro-Life Christian

Come, Let Us Adore Him

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, second only to fall and Thanksgiving. I love twinkling lights, frost, snow, decorations, and Christmas movies. I love the way family gets a little bit closer when gathered around the Christmas tree. I love the Christmas plays (both in and out of church) and … Continue reading Come, Let Us Adore Him