The Idol of Intellect

Sharon Theology 0 Comments

Today I’m continuing my series featuring the voices of twenty-something women, and I want you to meet Brittany Darst! Brittany is one sharp lady, which you’ll discover as soon as you start reading. That’s why I LOVE the topic she chose–it’s such a great reminder for us fellow nerds! Brittany lives and works in Raleigh, NC, attends Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, …

Married for More

Sharon Marriage 5 Comments

A month or two ago, I was listening to a podcast interview with a marriage counselor, and she said something I can’t stop thinking about. While researching her latest book, she surveyed over 70 married couples and asked if they could name another couple that “inspired” them. Surprisingly, most said “no.” As I listened to her speculate about why so few people could name a single couple …

Creating a Culture of Rest

Sharon Sabbath 5 Comments

This week I am continuing my series, Hear the Esther Generation, which spotlights the voices of twenty-something women. Today I am SO pleased to introduce you to Julianne Clayton, who I had the pleasure of meeting back in February. Julianne is a writer, speaker, and pastor’s wife with a background in student ministry. She and her husband, Brad, live in Tallahassee, …

To My Sisters in Seminary (and those who want to be)

Sharon Church, Women's Ministry 11 Comments

Sisters in seminary, I’ve been thinking about you. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about those of you enrolled at evangelical seminaries. You came to mind last week, when the internet exploded with discussions of authority and accountability and whether or not you need a degree to be a leader in Jesus’ church. Many voices weighed in with a variety of perspectives, but you were …

What I’ve Been Working On

Sharon Book, Freedom 20 Comments

Ahhhhhhhh! It’s time to let you in on what I’ve been doing the last six months, and I could not be more excited! Back in July, I first shared the news of my book deal with Baker, and since then, I’ve been writing and pondering and praying over its message, as well as the hearts that would read it. During that season, my …

Sand in Every Crevice

Sharon Spiritual Health, Suffering 11 Comments

If you hang around here often, you know that one of my big passions, the thing I talk about all the time, is calling. I am such a believer in Christians using their gifts for the Kingdom of God, and I’ve given a lot of my attention toward women in particular. It’s what I wrote my PhD on, for Pete’s sake! …

On Ends and Means

Sharon Discipleship 9 Comments

Last month I shared, and affirmed, this quote from Beth Moore (sorry for all the Beth Moore this week…well, sorry/not sorry!), and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it:   “You will watch a generation of Christians – of Christians – set the Bible aside in an attempt to become more like Jesus. And stunningly, it will sound completely …

Twenty Somethings, I See You

Sharon Uncategorized 10 Comments

  Due to a much bigger response than I expected, I am not currently accepting new contributions at this time. I hope to find a way to accommodate the large number of responses I received, so please stay tuned!! Last weekend I had the privilege of hearing from Beth Moore, while she poured into hundreds of women in their 20’s and 30’s who have a call …

An Empty Good

Sharon Justice 8 Comments

There’s a story in the gospels you might have heard before. You can find it in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and it depicts a short exchange between Jesus and a “rich young ruler.” It begins with the young man approaching Jesus and asking him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life.” Jesus responds with a list of commandments–don’t murder, don’t steal, don’t commit …