For those of us who have looked for hope in the homeschooling movement, the patriarchy movement, the neo-Calvinist movement, or any other movement. Continue reading
So what did Jesus do to secure our salvation?
If you answer, “He died on the cross,” I would say that I think you’re maybe about one-fifth right. Continue reading
When we left my Independent Fundamental Baptist roots (not because of rules so much, or a particular bad experience, but because in our study of the Bible, some of our beliefs had changed so fundamentally that we no longer fit), in searching for where we belonged in the world of Christendom, we ended up in a Reformed Baptist church.
Reformed Baptists, with their peculiar brand of legalism, quite different from Continue reading
This was a question that someone asked me who hadn’t been to church in a while, because for some, the church can sometimes seem hurtful.
As I’m wont with expressions that seem trendy, I said, “That expression seems trendy, and it isn’t in the Bible. So let’s just talk about what it means to love each other.”
Then today I was reading in Philippians. Continue reading
I don’t really hate it . . . but I dislike it a lot.
It has such a beautiful title: “I Am Satisfied with Jesus.” My heart leaps up in response to that title. Yes!
It’s an old song, sung in the churches in which I grew up, so you may not know it. It goes like this: Continue reading
“So what do you mean by gospel?”
My friend was taken aback by my question. She had just been talking about the importance of living a gospel-centered life, based on the transforming power of the gospel.
But I had been feeling some concern that gospel is becoming more and more of a buzzword Continue reading