As I have facilitated post-abortion Bible studies for women hurt by past abortions, one thing that regularly comes up is the silence of the Church and, more specifically, the silence of church pulpits. I wonder if pastors realize how often women hurt by abortion list their pastor’s silence as one of the things they need … Continue reading Dear Pastor, Love Your People Enough To Preach About Abortion
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.(James 5:19–20) King David sins. In 2 Samuel 11, God records an egregious account from … Continue reading When Fallen Christian Leaders Are Confronted: What We Can Learn From King David
When I was a young girl, I used to be scared there was a monster under my bed. I didn’t want my hand or foot hanging over the side where it could grab me, and if I had to get up in the middle of the night for any reason, I would try to leap … Continue reading God, Make Me Willing
Many people who consider themselves pro-life concerning abortion will make an exception in the case of rape. We are told, and many are convinced, one must make this exception to be a caring person. Rape is horrible violence against women. Rapists should be punished and the victim protected and helped, but when a child is … Continue reading Except In The Case Of Rape: Rethinking Pro-life Exceptions
Nowhere in the Bible does God address a person's body size as sinful or holy. Nowhere. There isn't a single verse dealing with BMI (Body Mass Index), thigh gap, pant size, or numbers on a scale. "Whoa!" you may say. "What about the verses on gluttony?" The idea of gluttony is never used in the … Continue reading Is It A Sin To Be Overweight?
The Christmas holiday is full of fun family traditions: putting up the Christmas tree, listening to our favorite Christmas music, baking treats for neighbors, and purchasing presents for friends and loved ones. I have a few nativities I set out. The nativities are my favorite Christmas decorations because they represent the true meaning of Christmas. … Continue reading Jesus Came At Christmas With An Easter Purpose
Holidays and life often don’t mix well. A loved one passes away right before Christmas or a job is lost. Divorce papers are filed and then Valentine’s Day arrives. It’s Easter and the doctor calls with bad news. The celebrations and frivolities accompanying the holidays can make the losses, stresses, and fears surrounding our particular … Continue reading Three Anchors for Gratitude In A Season Of Lament