Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Power of a Personal God

This past week I’ve been listening to an excellent sermon series by Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Atlanta. The series is entitled “It’s Personal,” and in it he makes the case for why people should become Christians. In typical Andy Stanley fashion, he approaches the topic from a completely fresh perspective, and…
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All Glamour, No Substance

There is a Psalm that captures my imagination every time I read it. It’s Psalm 115, and in verses 4-8 we read about the consequences of looking to idols instead of God: “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes but do not see….
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Women’s Ministry: Form v. Content

This past semester I had the privilege of co-teaching a women’s Bible study with someone whose teaching style is very different from mine. Whereas my style is more systematic, going through each passage verse by verse, hers was more organic, weaving Scripture into stories and personal testimonies from her own life. As Providence would have…
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More on Female Deacons

About a year ago I wrote a blog entitled “Should Women Be Deacons?” in which I highlighted Tim Keller’s endorsement of women holding the office of deacon. This week I ran across a second endorsement by¬†Wendy Alsup¬†that I wanted to repost here. In particular, I appreciate Wendy’s warning against saying “no” to that which God…
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The “Highlight Reel”

Recently I’ve been doing some investigative research into the male mind. What I’ve learned has important implications for my single readers, but it impacts married people as well. It all began a few months ago when I saw a movie with my husband in which a number of married men were discussing whether the “highlight…
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