My kid stumped me with a theological question! Now what?

My kid stumped me with a theological question! Now what?

In our house, bedtime is normally dad’s job. I homeschool my kids (we do the hybrid thing), so most days by the end of the night I have been momming for a solid 14+ hours. I’ve got… like… less than nothing left in the tank. Of course, there is the occasional night...
Bible Translations: What to Know and How to Choose

Bible Translations: What to Know and How to Choose

I’ll never forget the first time my husband and I read Scripture together. Our cute little dating selves were taking turns reading through Romans (as you do), and when I was finished with my paragraph, my gorgeous had a funny look on his face. “What translation are...
99. How Christianity Changed the World for the Better.

99. How Christianity Changed the World for the Better.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Android | RSSSummary Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries, as we explore the vital connection between a biblical worldview and the...
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...
The Importance of Christmas Traditions

The Importance of Christmas Traditions

What do you think of when you hear the word tradition? Your great aunt’s famous casserole? Opening a single gift on Christmas Eve? Watching that creepy claymation Rudolph film? (You know… the one with the elf who wants to be a dentist?) Most of our families have some...
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...
Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Progressive Christianity (and How to Spot It)

Up until about six years ago, I couldn’t have told you what a progressive church looked like. If you had asked me, I maybe would have told you that it was a liberal church, but that would have been about the extent of it. And then, in 2018, I heard former ZOEgirl...
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe?

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe?

At the outset, I want to say that I have never been a Jehovah’s Witness (JW), and no one in my family is/was a Jehovah’s Witness. This is important because JWs are not permitted to read anything by ex-members of the church. Therefore, any JW who has stumbled upon this...
A Crash Course in Judaism

A Crash Course in Judaism

When you think about Judaism, what comes to mind? When I was growing up, we had a menorah in our house that we’d light for Hanukkah even though we weren’t Jewish, and I remember Adam Sandler’s famous song about all the famous people who are Jewish (which we included...
A Crash Course in Christian Doctrine

A Crash Course in Christian Doctrine

It's exciting to think about world religions, but let’s make sure we understand basic Christian beliefs before we dive into other beliefs. Click To TweetBefore we start diving into world religions, it’s important that we have a firm grasp of what Christianity...
What Exactly do You Mean by “Legalism?”

What Exactly do You Mean by “Legalism?”

In editing the most recent podcast, I realized that Rebekah and I threw the word “legalism” around a lot but never really defined it. Since I grew up in the church, the lingo is second-nature to me and I forget that not everyone knows what we are talking about. So, as...