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.
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”
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”
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”
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 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””
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”