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...
A Crash Course in Yoga

A Crash Course in Yoga

I suspect at least a portion of you already have your minds made up about yoga, but you clicked on this link because you wanted to see what we had to say about it, to know if Mama Bear supports it or not. Am I right or am I right? This is one of those topics that can...
98. Crash Course in the Enneagram

98. Crash Course in the Enneagram

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Android | RSSSummary In this episode, Amy Davison and Alexa Cramer examine the Enneagram’s influence on faith and family. They question the Enneagram’s purported...
Episode 95. Family-Focused Resolutions for 2024

Episode 95. Family-Focused Resolutions for 2024

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Android | RSSSummary In this impromptu podcast, Hillary and Amy wished the Mama Bears a Happy New Year and a challenge: to focus on discipling the home in spiritual faithfulness....
85. When Social Justice Comes to Your Kids’ School

85. When Social Justice Comes to Your Kids’ School

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSummary In this first episode of a series of episodes, we discuss what to do when the topic of Social Justice is introduced into your child’s school curriculum. How do you have that...
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...
Does Jesus Ever Talk About Homosexuality?

Does Jesus Ever Talk About Homosexuality?

I was in my mid-20s living in San Diego. I joined some people from a nearby church and went to a Pride parade to pass out water, give hugs, and hold signs saying “We are sorry the church hasn’t loved you the way Jesus would” (or something along those lines). All of a...
5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

So you want to watch The Chosen, but aren’t sure if it’s legit? That was the main question that I had when I first saw The Chosen advertised on my Facebook News Feed. (If you haven’t heard of The Chosen, it’s a multi-season series about the life of Jesus. The first...
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...