Two years ago this month, Kaylee and I were neck deep in early preparations for what became Thinking & Theology. We prayed over, poured into, and somehow persuaded other ladies to join us in it. Our goal was simple: to help women (primarily women in our own local church) to know and enjoy God through… Continue reading A Good Thing
Mother’s Day is a time to consider our moms and the ways they’ve shaped us. As mothers, potential mothers, and spiritual mothers, this is a season when we consider how to parent. We look at past successes and failures in our efforts to raise up another generation of disciples of Jesus Christ, and we pray for those the Lord might give us to steward as physical or spiritual offspring.
The text is clear: God planned to make all mankind in His image, and then He carried out His plan by creating man and woman. We know that “man” in Genesis 1:26 refers to mankind collectively by God’s use of the plural “they”, as those who will rule over the created world. Then in Genesis 1:27, God narrows in and creates one singular man and woman. He intends to create all of mankind in the image of God, and He begins His image-bearing creation with a man and woman—both made in God’s likeness.
Anniversaries are often cause for significant reflection. Anniversaries remind us of sad moments, joyful moments, moments we’d like to forget, and moments we love to remember. Anniversaries call to mind triumph and tragedy and everything in between. And today, Thinking & Theology has a significant anniversary. This may be no big deal to you. It… Continue reading Why We’re Still Writing: An Anniversary Reflection on the Last Year
In November, Suyash Dixit declared himself king of an 800-square-mile piece of land located between Egypt and Sudan. The territory, known as “Bir Tawil,” is largely uninhabited and one of the few places on earth that is both habitable and unclaimed by a recognized government. Dixit visited briefly, planted a flag, and named himself “ruler”… Continue reading A Bid for the Throne and a Rightful Heir
If any of you have an older sibling, you may know well the concept of imputation. It’s a new school year, and you sit at your desk in your new classroom, eager to make a good impression on your new teacher. Yet, when she encounters your last name on the roll sheet, the teacher pauses,… Continue reading Imputation: Credited a Righteousness Not Our Own
I cannot secure my own salvation, but Christ can and did. My sin debts are paid, and my account overflows with a righteousness I did nothing to earn.
My present singleness is one of God’s greatest gifts to me—not merely as a sanctifying force or as a season of life to weather successfully. Rather, my singleness is a celebrated assignment, through which the Lord is given glory by the unencumbered way I wield my time and energy for His renown.
Ultimately, this matters to us because God does not leave His Church alone to fend for herself. Rather, He cares for the Church, restoring her to life when she begins to die.