Monthly Archives: November 2017

Men in Support Roles – following God’s calling to serve

[Today’s guest post is from Anu Riley, who provides a reflection on what it means to be a helper in God’s kingdom.] The Bible says woman was formed to be man’s “helper”* (Genesis 2:18) but did the Bible intend to … Continue reading

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Resisting Evil: The Incarnation and the Iconoclast

[Today’s guest post from Allison Quient is a follow up to Resisting Evil: Pt. 1 “Forgiveness” Versus Stepping Out in Faith. This second part of her series is particularly timely as we move into Advent, the season we celebrate the anticipation … Continue reading

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How I Spent Black Friday: a cautionary tale on apprehension

[From the archives.] Black Friday holds no attraction for me, no allure, no batting eyelashes drawing me to the stores. What most malls look like on this day Black Friday – NBC News I went to the mall on Black … Continue reading

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Don’t Be the Turkey this Thanksgiving – tips on family and fowl

[An archived post with a few tips that might help you navigate difficult family dynamics this Thanksgiving.] When I mentioned running near wild turkeys in a Thanksgiving post, Laura asked me what I do when they get too close. The … Continue reading

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Men Forcing Women to Do What they Say – the modern evil of the Billy Graham Rule

The Limitations of the Origin of the Billy Graham Rule When Billy Graham was on the evangelism circuit he was one of the most popular preachers in the United States, and known throughout the world for his multi-day events with … Continue reading

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Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

[From the archives.] A few years ago Voddie Baucham made the outlandish claim that shyness is a sin. Then he said that when he sees a shy kid he knows better than the kid’s own parents how to fix that kid’s sin. … Continue reading

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Evangelical – the label that left me behind

I haven’t used the label Evangelical for a long time now. It’s not that I’ve moved away from its classic definition but that the modern understanding of the word is far from who I am in Christ. So instead I … Continue reading

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The Abuse of People Pleasing

[Today’s guest post is presented anonymously. If you’d like to leave a comment for the writer, let’s call her Maria.] I was abused as a child and teased in school, so that opened the door up for me to be, … Continue reading

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Blessings and Boasting – the place of pride

[Updated from the archives.] Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy sat for an interview once and was asked: What are you proud of? The question stumped her: There are so many ways to blow a question like that. There are … Continue reading

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The Negative Doctrine of Biblical Manhood

Getting doctrine right is important. Reading the Bible – knowing what it says and what it means when it says it – is a blessing given by God. Which means that when you see the Bible say something you should … Continue reading

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