When a Piece of Art Won’t Let You Go

It wasn’t Magritte’s paintings of bowler-hatted men, the pipe that isn’t a pipe, or the steam locomotive puffing smoke, suspended in air, emerging from the walled-in fireplace that pinned my feet to the exhibit floor like a butterfly in an … Continue reading

How Important is (fill in the blank with favorite Christian topic)? or Why are There so Many Denominations?

Pull a copy of the yellow pages off the shelf and set it before you.  I’m assuming you keep one copy of the annual directory in case of a power outage or a dead cell phone.. Turn to churches and … 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

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

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

Asking Better Questions

Two years ago I began working toward a Masters in Christian Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.   When classes began, I hoped and expected to find answers to questions of theology and biblical meaning.  Instead of finding answers, I’ve learned … Continue reading