Movie Review: RISEN Doesn’t Rise to Occasion

My biggest complaint about Risen is the departure from biblical narrative. While some of this is necessary in reimagining a story, I believe Risen took it too far.

The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape

A huge kingdom in a faraway land, a beloved king with a beautiful daughter, and a handsome prince who is heir to the throne—the story has all the makings of a lovely fairy tale, yet it is a horror story. The kingdom was Israel under the rule of King David and the handsome prince wasContinue reading “The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape”

The Choice Mary Made

Did Mary have a choice?  It’s a question we were batting around at Bible study last night as we discussed chapters 3-4 of Liz Curtis Higgs latest book, The Women of Christmas.  One of the ladies in my study—an older lady from England—passionately stated, “We are discussing this as though Mary had a choice.  TheContinue reading “The Choice Mary Made”

One Word: Petros

This is a talk I gave at my church’s One Word, One Day event.  I thought I’d share it with y’all as well.  Hope you like the written form! It started with a name change.  A holy name change. Well, actually, it started before that, maybe we should start at the beginning, in Matthew 4:18-20. Continue reading “One Word: Petros”

Really God

This morning I was checking out my women’s ministry’s private Facebook group and one prayer request stuck out.  After a long time of waiting, a friend’s family hit a snafu.  Just when it seemed like God had finally responded, that the trial was finally over, there came to a bump in the road.  Normally, itContinue reading “Really God”

I’m “Gifted”

I like to tell people that I have a Master’s degree in counseling.  When I’m with Christians, I like to add that my degree is in “biblical counseling” from a seminary.  All this makes me feel terribly important, like I’m super smart and super spiritual…also that I once did something with my life.  As I’veContinue reading “I’m “Gifted””

Friday Faves: Werewolf Attack Edition

I’m ba-ack!  Clearly, I’ve been “back” for over a week now, but I think I missed “Friday Faves” the most during my mini-vacation and blogging break.  For more deets on my adventures, check out my post on Backseat Reader, “Where She (Me) Went,” which also includes links to a ton of giveaways! Now on toContinue reading “Friday Faves: Werewolf Attack Edition”