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Is AI Dangerous? (Part 2)

Is AI Dangerous? (Part 2)

In Part 1, we may have virtually scared the pants off our readers with our semi-dystopian view of the future. But everything’s going to be okay, mama. You’re fine. I’m fine. Everything’s FINE!  No, really, we’re all fine.  Let me ask you something: can you give me an...
Why your teens need a dose of Reality!

Why your teens need a dose of Reality!

Your kids need a dose of Reality – the Reality Student Apologetics Conference!  According to the Fuller Youth Institute, 70% of Christian high school students have serious doubts about Christianity. In fact, 3 out of 5 Christian students have checked out of their...
How NOT to Respond Online to Tragedy

How NOT to Respond Online to Tragedy

This week social media has been abuzz with the story of the OceanGate submersible Titan. Their mission was to investigate the wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor. The sub lost contact with the surface less than two hours into its journey. And a rescue mission...
What to look for in a Women’s Conference

What to look for in a Women’s Conference

“But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14  I was invited to attend a women’s conference with some ladies I’ve met through Mama Bear. They’ve...
IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

IF:GATHERING part 2: What to know before you go

[This is part 2 of our coverage of the IF: Gathering. You can read the first blog here.]  Being in ministry is amazingly challenging in the social media age. People often have keyboard courage to say whatever is on their minds. They take statements out of context or...
The IF:Gathering: What the heck is it? (Part 1)

The IF:Gathering: What the heck is it? (Part 1)

I had never been to a Christian women’s conference before I attended my first IF: Gathering live stream at my church in 2018, so I really didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t familiar with any of the speakers. I took some notes from the videos, and enjoyed the table...
The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

The Enneagram Part 3: Let’s ROAR, Mama Bears!

(Welcome to Part 3 of our Enneagram series! If you haven’t done so, check out Part 1 where we give a “Crash Course in the Enneagram” and Part 2 where we ask “Is The Enneagram Even Accurate?”) Let’s face it. Personality tests are fun. Even the cheesy Buzzfeed quizzes...
The Enneagram Part 2: Is It Even Accurate?

The Enneagram Part 2: Is It Even Accurate?

In the first part of this series, we looked at the history of the Enneagram. Many people are unaware of how the Enneagram was developed and how it made its way into Christian circles. We encourage you to check out “A Crash Course in the Enneagram” if you haven’t...
The Enneagram Part 1: A Crash Course

The Enneagram Part 1: A Crash Course

Personality assessments are often used for career advice, relationship advice, to help work environments, and for self-improvement. In recent years, the Enneagram has sky-rocketed in popularity, especially, it seems, in the evangelical church. Even prominent Christian...
ROARing Through Disney’s Zombies Trilogy

ROARing Through Disney’s Zombies Trilogy

by Alexa Cramer SPOILER ALERT! This article contains aspects of the plots from each of the three Zombies movies, including several spoilers. If you don’t want the ending of each movie revealed, we suggest you watch them before reading on.  Synopsis: Growing up in the...
Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

By Guest Author Jennifer Gross SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know the plot about Encanto, we recommend you do not read this review. We give away quite a bit. As always, we encourage you to #ROARLikeAMother with films and television shows. Not everything will be...
Recovering from the Word of Faith Movement

Recovering from the Word of Faith Movement

The theology Charla grew up in goes by many names: word-faith, word of faith, name it and claim it, the health and wealth gospel, and prosperity gospel. This “gospel” teaches that we can speak things into existence — blessings, money, and healing. If you...
A Case for Church

A Case for Church

By Teasi Cannon Ah, Sunday morning! When Christian children everywhere rise early, yelling through the halls with gleeful anticipation, Wake up, everyone! It’s church day! Wait, what? This isn’t your reality? No need to worry. I’m not sure it’s anyone’s reality. In...
An Argument for Silence

An Argument for Silence

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  Psalm 46:10 (NLT) As a middle-aged woman trying to maintain some measure of physical health, I like to walk the two-mile loop around my neighborhood as many days a...
Raising Gender Healthy Kids

Raising Gender Healthy Kids

In our previous blog, we discussed gender expression, where things have gone wonky, and a possible explanation for how we got there. But there weren’t as many practical tips on how to raise your kids to be content in the body they were born in. No sense in...