Celebrity or Character: Elders, What’s Your Choice for the Pulpit?

In the 1990’s then-president Bill Clinton is alleged to have said, “Character doesn’t matter” after the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal came to light. He asked voters to focus on his track record and effectiveness in office in deciding whether to vote … Continue reading

Follow-up to Multiple Voices Post

In a comment to my previous blog post friend and fellow blogger, Michelle Van Loon, encouraged me to post recommendations for non-Western and/or female theological voices to consider when reading the Bible. Great idea Before the list of suggested texts … Continue reading

Going Where You Never Thought You Would

Attracted to something you never guessed you would be?  I am feeling the pull now. I attended a Baptist church throughout my junior and senior high years. This church emphasized Bible study, altar calls, baptism, and sending missionaries around the … Continue reading

Writing about Suffering Can Get You Down – and Lift You Up

To complete the Capstone paper requirement for the Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program, I wrote a 40+ page paper on the subject of suffering and sanctification.  Yes, it was and is a heavy subject, but one I … Continue reading

Seeing God in My Salad

While slicing carrots, chopping red cabbage, slicing fresh mozzarella and sprinkling grape tomatoes on the arugula and romaine for my salad, I saw God. I’m not claiming any of the food products were God or looked like God or that … Continue reading

The Accepted Addiction: Busyness Pt. 2

Previously I wrote how a week-long illness sparked a period of reflection in my life.  I had adopted a BUSY lifestyle and found it wanting and damaging, not fulfilling.  I decided to make changes. I started with changes to my … Continue reading

Dreams Really Do Come True: A Women’s Theology Conference

Yesterday I stepped away from the registration table and stood in the back of Melton Hall on Trinity International University’s campus and reveled in the sight of 132 women gathered for Identity: A Women’s Theology Conference.  The dream had come … Continue reading

Lance and “Limitless”

Lance Armstrong’s taped confession to Oprah scheduled to be aired this Thursday, January 17, 2013, brings to mind the concept and message underlying the 2011 movie, “Limitless“. In the movie, a writer, Eddie Morra, suffering from writer’s block discovers an experimental … Continue reading

More than Brain Power

On Thursday, November 15, I traveled to Milwaukee with two friends from TEDS to attend the 64th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.  Many of the greatest minds, thinkers and teachers in the worldwide evangelical community were in attendance … Continue reading