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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...
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...
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...
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...
Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...
3 Counterintuitive But Faith-Building Parenting Ideas

3 Counterintuitive But Faith-Building Parenting Ideas

By Teasi Cannon My youngest child graduated from high school this year, and while it most definitely does not make me the expert on all things parenting, I have learned a few things while stewarding three unique souls through their teen years. Though I am super proud...
Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Guest Blog by Beth Nyhart Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of...
One More Reason Apologetics Needs Women

One More Reason Apologetics Needs Women

In January, I wrote an article for CrossExamined.org titled “Yes, women need apologetics, but more importantly, apologetics need women.” In it, I describe 6 main attributes that women bring to the table when it comes to apologetics. Today, I was reminded of one more,...
Music as an Apologetic

Music as an Apologetic

I went to a concert tonight, and remembered something that I like to forget about myself: I’m a crier. I never used to be when I was younger. I remember growing up a total tom-boy and seeing those girls who cried at weddings, and babies, and movies, and whatever and...