He’s Just Not That Into You

Sharon Dating, Pop-Culture, Theology 1 Comment

Many women have said to me, “Greg, men run the world.” Wow. That makes us sound pretty capable. So tell me, why would you think we could be incapable of something as simple as picking up the phone and asking you out? You seem to think at times that we’re “too shy” or we “just got out of something.” Let …

Target: Women

Sharon Girl Stuff, Pop-Culture, Worldview Leave a Comment

In the past I’ve talked a lot about the ways in which the media has objectified women and given us an unrealistic standard for which we should strive. We see this subliminal messaging in the form of emaciated models and self-destructive actresses, so while it is prevalent, it’s also easy to pinpoint. However, not all of the media’s subliminal messages …

The Scandal of God’s Wrath

Sharon Theology, Women's Ministry 4 Comments

In my last post I discussed the objection that many theologians make to the figure of God as a father. This post is a continuation of that discussion as I explore a second attribute that many theologians, feminists included, prefer to ignore: the wrath of God. One of my favorite shows on television right now is the Colbert Report. It …

The Scandal of God the Father

Sharon Theology, Women's Ministry Leave a Comment

In these next two posts I am going to examine two attributes of God–His identity as Father and His wrath–that feminist theology has frequently considered to be in opposition with the good of women. I will attempt to explain why both premises are inherently false, as well as detrimental. The next time you go to church and hear a sermon, …

Don’t Waste Your Life

Sharon Encouragement Leave a Comment

I’m at UNCG right now in the middle of a crazy day so I don’t have much time to write, but I just heard a story this morning that I thought was pretty cool. Currently at UNCG, there is a student who is finishing her degree as she fulfills her lifelong goal to be a nurse. She is set to graduate …

Submission and the Single Life

Sharon Marriage, Singleness, Submission 6 Comments

For many women, the idea of trusting a man TOTALLY in marriage is a scary thing. It’s not that their husbands aren’t trustworthy or that they don’t trust their husbands in some things. But the idea of submitting when you think you’re in the right, or when something really life-changing is on the line? That can be hard. And that’s …

A Woman After My Own Heart!

Sharon Theology, Women's Ministry Leave a Comment

I know I spend a lot of time talking about theology and ethics and philosophy on here, and sometimes I’m afraid that some of you get a little bored, which is why I was delighted to find out that I’m not alone in my Christian nerdiness! This past summer an author named Wendy Alsup published a book called “Practical Theology …

Why Women’s Ministry Matters

Sharon Girl Stuff, Ministry, Women's Ministry Leave a Comment

I don’t know about you, but for many years when I would attend Christian conferences, I avoided the women’s break-out sessions like the plague. (And just to be clear, I am speaking to women right now. If you’re reading this and you’re a guy, then I really hope you avoided the women’s break-out sessions. That would be weird if you …

Not So Unexpected Consequences

Sharon Current Events, Marriage, Pro-life 6 Comments

Forty years ago Pope Paul VI released a statement on contraception that, looking back, was stunningly prophetic. The essay, entitled Humanae Vitae (“Of Human Life”), was written at a time in American history when contraceptive pills were becoming very popular. Women across the country were celebrating their newfound freedom as the history of American sexuality turned a new page. The …