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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...
Resisting the Urge to Grow Cold

Resisting the Urge to Grow Cold

I have a good friend and apologist who posted on Facebook the other day. It wasn’t her normal careful, reasoned response. It was angry and belittling — not at all like her. I sent her a private message that said something along the lines of, “I love you, friend! Do...
Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors

“…I do not think a religion ought to be judged on the basis of some of its followers. The actions of some Christians do not necessarily say anything about Christianity, and the actions of some Muslims do not necessarily say anything about Islam. … what matters are the...
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...
A Tribute to Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020)

A Tribute to Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020)

Our world lost a giant in the Christian faith on Tuesday. Mere weeks ago, Ravi Zacharias announced that he had been suffering from a terminal illness, but we did not expect his death to come so quickly. Death is a mixed bag for us Christians. It is not the end. It is...
Creating a Legacy of Prayer

Creating a Legacy of Prayer

I find myself in an odd stage of motherhood — both of my sons are young career adults; one is married; I’m not yet a grandmother. It’s sort of an in-between time. I feel as close to, and as far away from, motherhood as the miles (2 and 380) my sons are from me. By all...
Who Was Muhammad? (Islam: Part 2)

Who Was Muhammad? (Islam: Part 2)

In my first article about Islam (read it here), I gave you a crash course in Islam, but in order to have a full understanding of Islam, we should spend some time discussing its founder and prophet, Muhammad. You’ve probably heard of him, but who was he exactly? He was...
Confessions of a Former Christian Snowflake

Confessions of a Former Christian Snowflake

Back when most of us were still in diapers, there was a trial that made some buzz on the eastern Tennessee nightly news. A parent had been flipping through her children’s classroom readers when some of the material made her conservative Spidey senses tingle. No, it...
What do Muslims Believe? A Crash Course in Islam

What do Muslims Believe? A Crash Course in Islam

Writing about Islam can be difficult because there is tension between being honest about its history while still being respectful to those who practice it. I want to make sure I’m giving you a good foundation for understanding Islam so that you can answer any...
Top Mama Bear Blogs and Podcasts of 2019!

Top Mama Bear Blogs and Podcasts of 2019!

We know a lot of you are reflecting on your personal accomplishments of 2019 (we’re cheering for you whether you won the Nobel Peace Prize, got a promotion at work, improved your health, or just put on pants every day! #babysteps). When we asked you a few weeks ago on...
2019 Wrap Up and Plans for 2020!

2019 Wrap Up and Plans for 2020!

Mama Bear Apologetics is blessed to have been a part of your lives in 2019. What a year! In addition to our podcasts and blog/social media posts this year, we just celebrated the six-month anniversary of publishing our first Mama Bear book and, thanks to you, the...
Genderbread Person Part 3: Biological Sex

Genderbread Person Part 3: Biological Sex

Nothing summarizes our discussion more today than the famous scene from Kindergarten Cop where a little boy respectfully raises his hand to speak and waits to be called upon. His words of wisdom for the class that he so ardently and patiently waited to share? “Boys...