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“If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 3

By Elizabeth Prata

Annotation2019-12-21110301This 3-part series looks at Jen Wilkin’s “Redefining Rahab” lessons from 2014 and 2018. We have a background & intro part 1, a look at her gender emphasis in the Rahab lesson part 2, and finally this essay, part 3, a look at her academic ethics & her situational ethics from that Rahab lesson. Continue reading ““If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 3″

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“If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 2

By Elizabeth Prata

I wrote a 3-part series on Mrs Wilkin, looking at her overall ministry here, herehere. It got long, so I promised to follow up with some specifics from her Rahab teaching lesson. This is that series.

Part 1 here

Part 3 here


The Rahab lesson

Mrs Wilkin teaches expositionally through books. This is good. She has taught through Joshua recently and also in 2014. In the section concerning Rahab, Wilkin preached a gender message. I am sad to report this. I was fairly shocked with Wilkin’s attitude Continue reading ““If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 2″

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“If I ever meet him I’ll probably sock him in the face” said Jen Wilkin, Redefining Rahab, part 1

By Elizabeth Prata


  • Some people come into the church with mal-intent from the start (Galatians 2:4; 2 Peter 2:1; Jude 1:4).
  • Some people who’ve come to faith unknowingly accept false doctrine. (Galatians 1:7).
  • Some believers, due to fear, or apathy, or not knowing what to do, put up with false apostles. (2 Corinthians 11:20 and as a result start to be swayed. (Galatians 2:13)

Falsity spreads its tentacles no matter how it comes, secretly, openly, or when it is known but not opposed. It upsets the faith of some, destroys whole families, and pollutes the church, drawing away its disciples into darkness.

Though it is a heavy responsibility and a constant challenge, incorrect or false teaching must be identified and rejected. It does get wearisome for people to constantly see this one or that one called out as drifting, false, or a heretic. It’s disappointing too. But we must persist. Keep Christ’s name spotless and His faith pure.

Incorrect or false teaching sometimes doesn’t start out as false. It sometimes starts off as good. But without course corrections, satan can take something good and twist it. (2 Peter 3:16). That may be happening with Jen Wilkin.

She admitted in an interview that her foremost motivation is not to teach the Bible to women, it is that she wants women to see what’s possible when a woman teaches them the Bible. It’s gender, not Christ. She said, “One of the most important things that I do when I travel around the country and teach the Bible is actually not that I teach the Bible. It’s that I show up looking like a woman and teach the Bible. Because a lot of women see only men do that.” Underline mine. There is nothing more important than teaching the Bible, for a man or a woman. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

This 3-part series looks at Jen Wilkin’s “Redefining Rahab” lessons from 2014 and 2018. Part 1 is background & intro, part 2 is a look at her emphasis in the Rahab lesson, and part 3  is a look at her academic ethics & her situational ethics.

Jen Wilkin bio

Jen Wilkin hit the public scene with her freshman 2014 book, Women of the Word. She is a member of Matt Chandler’s Village Church, and is an Executive Director of Bible Studies at The Village Church Institute, a discipling/teaching arm of the church. Jen writes Bible studies and teaches. She is a nationally known author, and is a sought-after speaker for conferences, podcasts, and other settings. Jen is a wife and mother of 4 adult children.

Jen has stated often that she is a complementarian, and wishes to teach women only, strengthening them in their theological understanding. She decries books “that look like their covers were painted with estrogen”, lol, and pushes for a strong foundation for women in their beliefs. To that end, Jen has made her career and ministry focus by writing books and touring the conference circuit with that message.

However in the past series I wrote, I demonstrated that Wilkin’s complementarianism is in word only. Functionally, she teaches the Bible to men, she trains male pastoral staff, male missionaries and male church planters, (frequently on gender issues), and she speaks before mixed audiences even on a Sunday pulpit.

As we see with ministries with a singular focus, such as end time ministries, ‘deliverance’ ministries, or discernment ministries, the more singular and narrow focus the ministry’s theme is, the more easily it can be twisted away from its center and into something that over time goes far afield from orthodoxy. With Wilkin’s ever more narrowing focus on women and gender, I believe that is what might be happening with Wilkin.

I wrote a 3-part series on Mrs Wilkin, looking at her overall ministry here, here, here. It got long, so I promised to follow up with some specifics from her Rahab teaching lesson. This is that series.

Next, Part 2


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Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 3

By Elizabeth Prata

Part 1: Introduction and Method
Part 2: Jen Wilkin’s teaching in the “Menstruation Video”
Part 3: Is Jen Wilkin a Complementarian?

In Part 1 I introduced this three-part series with some of the things I enjoy about Jen Wilkin, and also discussed how I go about reviewing a nationally known teacher’s doctrine, teaching, and lifestyle. In part 2 I took a look at Mrs Wilkin’s now-infamous menstruation eisegesis lesson, and this part 3 I will look at whether she actually lives out her proclamation that she is a complementarian woman, some other discernment issues, and conclude part 3 with a look at what the Lord means when He says do not move the boundary stones. Continue reading “Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 3”

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Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 2

By Elizabeth Prata

In Part 1 I introduced this three-part series with some of the things I enjoy about Jen Wilkin, and also discussed how I go about reviewing a nationally known teacher’s doctrine, teaching, and lifestyle. In this part I’ll take a look at Mrs Wilkin’s now-infamous menstruation eisegesis lesson, and in part 3 whether she actually lives out her insistence that she is a complementarian woman, and conclude part 3 with a look at what the Lord means when He says do not move the boundary stones. Continue reading “Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 2”

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Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 1

By Elizabeth Prata

Part 2
Part 3


Hosea 5:10 speaks of moving the property boundary stones.

The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary; On them I will pour out My wrath like water. (Hosea 5:10)

So does Deuteronomy.

In the inheritance which you will hold in the land that the Lord your God gives you to possess, you shall not move your neighbor’s boundary marker which men of old have set (Deuteronomy 19:14). Continue reading “Boundary Stones and Slippery Slopes: A discerning look at Jen Wilkin, part 1”

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Jen Wilkin explains the difference between entertaining and being hospitable

Part 2 here…

Jen Wilkin wrote a great essay about the difference between entertaining and being hospitable. Please, PLEASE read it.

We are called to be hospitable. It is a biblical command.

  • Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2)
  • Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:9)
  • Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. (Romans 12:13)
  • But hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. (Titus 1:8)
  • And having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work. (1 Timothy 5:10)
  • Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? (Isaiah 58:7)
  • Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, (Acts 2:46)
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Did you know there were so many references to being hospitable? There are still others, about serving, and lodging with one another and in the OT about not suppressing the sojourner. Being hospitable is important.

I knew a woman who was the most hospitable person I’d ever met. Neither one of us was saved. I am now and she still isn’t so we’re not talking biblical standards here, but still, her loving kindness is ever an example to me. Her house was open to one and all. Jen Wilkin wrote,

Orderly house or not, hospitality throws wide the doors. It offers itself, expecting nothing in return. It keeps no record of its service, counts no cost, craves no thanks. It is nothing less than the joyous, habitual offering of those who recall a gracious table set before them in the presence of their enemies, of those who look forward to a glorious table yet to come. It is a means by which we imitate our infinitely hospitable God.

That was her. The piles of clutter tottered high and were thrown to this corner and that when more people piled in. The table was moved out from the wall, then moved again with a leaf added when more people stopped over. The larder was often bare-bones but the beans and bread was just as tasty as if it had been lobster and caviar. The tea kettle whistled when someone needed sympathy, guitars were broken out when we were joyful and wanted to sing, kids were always included, and there was always laughter. It was convivial and sweet there, always.

No one minded the towels on the bathroom floor, the crumbs on the table or the dishes in the sink. What I remember is the laughter, friendliness, warmth. It was a bright and safe place to berth when seeking refuge in a cold-cruel world.

Jen Wilkin again,

Hospitality involves setting a table that makes everyone feel comfortable. It chooses a menu that allows face time with guests instead of being chained to the cooktop. It picks up the house to make things pleasant but doesn’t feel the need to conceal evidences of everyday life. It sometimes sits down to dinner with flour in its hair. It allows the gathering to be shaped by the quality of the conversation rather than the cuisine. Hospitality shows interest in the thoughts, feelings, pursuits and preferences of its guests. It is good at asking questions and listening intently to answers. Hospitality focuses attention on others.

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And there is the Christ-likeness, service in humility and love. I can’t wait for the day when I can be
perfectly hospitable in heaven, when others may come to my room Jesus had prepared for me and I can host them in the name of Jesus in perfect love.

Until that time, I’m not perfect, but as the hospitable season approaches I hope I can display the same loving openness that my friend did. Even more, I’m thankful for the example of generations of warm and loving Christians who have done for my ancestors in the faith. Peter stayed many days in Joppa with Simon the Tanner (nearly three years). (Acts 9:43). Saul/Paul stated with Judas in Damascus on Straight Street. (Acts 9:11). Lydia urged Paul and ensemble to stay at her house,

And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us. (Acts 16:15).

“her [Lydia’s] faith soon worked by love; and by the fruits of righteousness which followed upon it” (Gill’s Exposition).

Part 2 here…

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Top Ten blogs of 2022

By Elizabeth Prata

This is the time of year when bloggers, reporters, other writers do the round up of their year, making lists. I think it’s interesting to look back and see what people were most interested in, on this blog anyway. What were the top read or viewed blog essays here at The End Time?

But first, some stats:

My readership seems to be holding steady at about half a million views per year. I don’t receive a huge amount of comments, nor lengthy back and forth arguments (I’m grateful for that one!)

I seem to get a lot of traffic from the referrers of Facebook, and also Android. As one might expect, my audience is mainly from English speaking countries, from the US, Canada, UK, Australia and South Africa. But also in the top ten countries from which visitors view The End Time is the Philippines, India, Singapore, and Nigeria. Welcome everyone!

After “Unknown search terms,” the #1 search term that brought people to The End Time was “types of glory” which pleases me.

Top Posts:

  1. Home page / Archives
  2. Bullet points on why Joyce Meyer is a false teacher (2021)
  3. Dr David Jeremiah’s shocking apostasy, Updated (2015)
  4. Beth Moore is finally “home” (2021)
  5. Jackie Hill Perry comes out as a ‘prophet’ (2022)
  6. “The walls are coming down” says Dallas Jenkins of The Chosen. But should they? (2021)
  7. Two divorce cases: Summer White and Melissa Moore (2016)
  8. Exactly what ARE the ‘Treasures in Heaven’? (2021)
  9. According to prophecy the Nile River will dry up (2012)
  10. One more reason to avoid Lysa TerKeurst of Elevation Church (2016)

It amazes me that something I wrote ten years ago is in the top ten this year. Go figure. I hoope I wrote it right back then…

Eight of the top ten are discernment essays. The other one was prophecy. People are obviously interested in discernment, especially when it comes to Christian celebrities. Christian celebrities rack up huge numbers of followers. Some of those followers seem to have become concerned with the doctrine and lifestyle of whom they are following, so they google it. They may be looking for confirmation of a radar alarm of discernment going off in their head.

I remember in 2010, 2011 I was looking for information on Beth Moore. I’d become terribly concerned with her antics, her doctrine, and her growing cultish-celebrity following. I couldn’t find much discernment on her back then, except from Chris Rosebrough and Dale Ford. I’ve always been grateful to have found their discernment essays on that particular celebrity, confirming and putting into concise words based on the Bible of what I’d been sensing.

Or, people come to the discernment essays on The End Time perhaps are wondering IF they should begin to follow this person, absorbing their teaching or mimicking their behavior or their lifestyle. This is good. I applaud it.

The Lord instilled in me a drive for discernment and a Spirit-founded ability to smell something off from 20 paces. Errant doctrine grieves me almost physically, wounds me emotionally, and tears at me mentally. Since discernment is a gift from the Spirit, I won’t apologize for using it, nor for writing discernment essays. Exalting the Lord means we proclaim His excellencies, but we also cherish the brethren and protect them from wolves by warning them in loving discernment.

Also in the top 20 this year are essays about Beth Moore, Rick Warren, Jen Wilkin, and the IF:Gathering. More discernment seekers, good!

The all-time essay on this site consistently has been one I wrote in 2016: Two divorce cases: Summer White and Melissa Moore (2016). Melissa Moore is Beth Moore’s daughter. In that essay I compared two Christian women (or one who is and another who claims to be) and their reasons for and process of divorce. I culled public documents and statements from each lady, and wrote about it.

I remember catching a lot of flak for that, with Beth Moore groupies crying out that I had no right to delve into anyone’s life. Oh, but I do. A teacher of the Bible, especially a public teacher, must maintain lifestyle standards as well as doctrinal purity. We compare both their doctrine AND their life to the Bible. After all, if they teach doctrine perfectly but disobey the Bible with their life, they are still a rebel.

Personally, the essays I’ve enjoyed researching and presenting to the public this year have been:

The antichrist will conquer by flatteries, because I got to examine how people use language to manipulate, a subject of my college and graduate education, and afterwards. I love examining how language is used, and when it’s used in a Christian or religious context, all the better to look into it.

Why does mankind resist certain fictional narratives? I looked at the philosophy subset of “imaginative resistance”, another language essay.

I loved writing about The Attributes of God.

Heaven is a favorite subject of mine, and the essay The RIGHT kind of heaven tourism was fun to write.

I’m curious about the natural history of vegetation and animals mentioned in the Bible. I wrote “What is the almug tree?” and I enjoyed researching that one.

Also comparing “Two Gardens, Eden and Gethsemane“.

I enjoy writing about the ladies of the Bible, here is one about Lois & Eunice, Euodia and Syntyche.

Do you make your husband known at the gate?

On January 9, in a week or so. I will celebrate the 14th anniversary of writing this blog. I’ve written daily here for 5,110 days straight, with few repeats. I praise the Spirit for His support of this ministry. I’ve written so many blogs…6,006.

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let’s show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; (Hebrews 12:28)

The Lord will tell me whether my service has been acceptable. I pray it is. My prayer is that I continue with this ministry as long as the Spirit desires me to; that I remain doctrinally sound; that I stave off weariness in the doing good but persevere; and that I serve ladies of the faith well.

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21.

Happy 2023!

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Matt Chandler: Another pastor disqualifies himself

By Elizabeth Prata

There are people who train in meteorology. They are experts who watch the ground conditions and air currents, check the radar, and put their training together to issue a watch when the tornado might come.

What if some people reacted like this: “I don’t believe it”. “Who made you judge and jury?” “Weathermen are morons.” “Mind your own business.”

If conditions worsen, the trained meteorologists publish a tornado warning, issue stern instructions regarding health, life, and safety, and make the tornado siren go off in the neighborhood. It is almost too late. You might have seconds to dive into a closet or get to a bunker.

Still. What if some people reacted like this: “I don’t believe it. What gave you the right to talk like this?” “Tornadoes are nice, why be so negative against them?”

Of course, most sane people don’t ignore tornado watches and certainly don’t say those things about tornado warnings. They heed them, relying on the expertise and training of the weather folks. They don’t want to get caught in a tornado. Tornadoes destroy and kill.

But that is how many people react to discernment watches and warnings. Discernment folks see the radar, are trained in discernment, and/or have a gift of discernment. These are the people who are the early warning alarm for your local church who issue watches and warnings about a false teacher, a false trend infiltrating the church, or give the all clear, sunny skies bulletin.

The Village Church, Matt Chandler, Pastor

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Matt Chandler has been pastor of The Village Church since 2002. It is a megachurch of about 14000, and aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also President of the Acts 29 network. He started seminary twice but felt he had already attained all the tools he needed for being pastor so he dropped out both times and never finished.

It is no small thing when a pastor of this notoriety and visibility falls below reproach.

It was revealed this week that Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound TX and the President of the Acts 29 Network, was stepping down from his position of pastor. He had apparently been in an inappropriate relationship online with a woman. Months ago, a friend of the woman confronted Chandler about the online relationship. Chandler said he did not think he had done anything wrong, because his own wife knew and the woman’s husband knew. However the chatting had become frequent, familiar, and included coarse jesting inappropriate for someone in Chandler’s position.

Matt stated he didn’t think he had done anything wrong. Despite careful wording in both the Village Church statement and Matt’s own speech at his church making it sound like Matt immediately went to his elders himself, the woman had confronted Chandler months ago and eventually recruited some senior staff to help her continue the process. See excerpt from Relevant Mag:

Chandler says that months ago, he was approached by a woman in the church building who expressed concern about his communications with a friend of hers. According to Chandler, his wife was aware of his online communications with the woman. The woman’s husband was aware of the communications as well. But the friend still thought the conversation was bad and, after recruiting a fellow senior pastor and elder to take a look at the messages, they agreed. (Source Relevant Magazine)

The elders concluded that:

Chandler had been in an inappropriate and unwise relationship, hadn’t instituted proper boundaries with the woman, had engaged in coarse and foolish joking, and behavior unbefitting a pastor. The elders insisted Chandler step down for an undetermined period of time. The demand was predicated on the fact that it was “disciplinary and developmental.” They stated that Matt had lived a life above reproach but “he failed to meet the 1 Timothy standard for elders of being “above reproach” in this instance.”

Further, the elders hired an outside law firm to review the church’s policy on social media and compared it to voluntarily produced texts and direct messages Chandler gave, and the law firm found that Chandler had violated it.

I’d like to remind us in these liberal times, that if the departure from the office of pastor is “disciplinary” as the elders said, and that if Chandler “failed to meet the standards of being above reproach” as the elders said, he is now below reproach. “An overseer, then, must be above reproach…” (1 Timothy 3:2). The verse doesn’t say it’s OK just this once, or in just this instance. It doesn’t say that if the elders believe otherwise it’s OK. Falling below is falling below. When a pastor destroys the purity of his office by falling into scandal, he is done.

Pastors who fall below reproach must step aside permanently. It’s like being a little bit pregnant, or a ‘kind of’ a virgin. You either are or you’re not. Once does it.

But the optics these days are to step aside, go on a weepy apology tour, (without uttering the word ‘sin’) and after the short attention spans of the watching public drifts off to another scandal, then come back, and everything is hunky dory again.

But this approach fails to take into account the gravity of the issue- that a pulpit was defiled, the name of Christ was defiled, a woman was defiled (though the elders claim the communication was not sexual in nature, the verse in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 says to abstain from all appearance of evil).

Tornado: Early watches & warnings about Matt Chandler

Warning signs come with, well, signs. It is not often that a public Christian persona suddenly falls. There are always clues, they begin privately but then the public begins to see them. People with discernment can detect these signs earliest. Here are three signs about Matt Chandler people raised over the years:


Folks with discernment warned about Matt Chandler years ago. They, and I, warned about his charismatic pursuits in 2018, when Chandler said he and his church came out with a belief that the sign gifts continued (miracles, prophecy tongues etc). Chandler then also described what he termed as a mini-prophecy given to him and in turn, encouraged his congregation to speak prophecy to each other, but it was confusing. I’ve never seen a charismatic believer stay in one spot. Either they repent and return to the cessationist position, or they continue down charismatic tracks and then go off the rails. Continuationists’ beliefs open the Bible when it is a closed canon. It degrades the perfection of the word and eventually degrades the soul.

Beth Moore

Beth Moore, left. Lauren Chandler, right

His wife Lauren partners with Beth Moore. Lauren has been theologically partnered with Beth Moore for many years. In this, Matt Chandler has been derelict in his pastoral and husbandly duty. They support each other online and also appear on each other’s videos. Either Matt lacked the discernment to steer his wife away from such a wolf, or he lacked the courage to demand it of his wife.

Jen Wilkin

Matt Chandler supported now-feminist Jen Wilkin in her trajectory away from orthodox Christian faith. She was Executive Director in The Village Church of Curriculum and has functioned in leading roles since. Wilkin preached a message to men at a pastor’s training, preached a terrible message about Rahab in 2014 and again in 2018 and let us not forget the menstrual blood issue in one of her sermons. At no time did anyone see Pastor Chandler issue a public repudiation of Wilkin’s office-usurping, preaching, or her feminist tendencies. Chandler again is held to account for this, being her pastor.

When these and other issues were raised, people reacted to the discerning in the ways I’d noted at top about the tornado warnings. “Who are you to judge?” “Why are you so mean?” “Nobody is perfect!” Perhaps if the watches and warnings had been taken to heart, Matt Chandler would not have fallen below reproach, destroying his credibility as a pastor and bringing reproach onto his name, the church’s name, his wife’s name, the anonymous woman, and Jesus’ name.

Discernment is important. Please wisely listen to your discernment people and compare what they are saying to scripture. As for Mr Chandler, it breaks my heart, absolutely and totally, when this happens. The elders said the messaging wasn’t sexual but included “coarse joking.” That sounds sexual to me. I feel for Lauren, I feel for their church. It is a sad, sad, state of affairs for all involved.

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The End Time Ministry: What do I do here?

By Elizabeth Prata

I love writing. I love Jesus. I love that after salvation at around age 42, after a lifetime of writing, He gave me the knowledge of His word, the ministry of writing that I’d then honed, and the gifts of discernment and encouragement. This ministry is one of writing encouragement, discernment, and pointing women to credible and edifying ministries (part of discernment is not only “what’s bad” but also “what’s good” and helping women to detect the difference).

What do I do specifically? For newcomers who might not know the breadth of the ministry at The End Time, here it is:

Every morning I post a scripture picture on three social media platforms: Twitter under the name @elizabethprata, my Facebook page under the name The End Time Blog (The End Time was taken), and on Instagram under the account @eprata7777. I take the photos myself and I create the scripture picture myself. So far I’ve created 1,319 of these.

I then post a devotional on three separate social media platforms from someone from history, such as Octavius Winslow, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer etc. I post those also. I get them from The devotional is accompanied also by one of my photos, a picture I’ve taken, or a portrait of the author I’ve obtained from a creative commons page. I’ve been doing the morning devotional for four years now, so I’ve posted 1,460 of those.

On Saturdays I spend the entire day writing/preparing, editing the 7 blogs for the week. I post a blog essay a day on the topics of prophecy, encouragement, doctrine, or discernment. I also enjoy writing about biblical natural history, such as the plants, trees, flowers, animals or geography of the Bible lands.

I’ve been doing this daily since January 2009, for almost 14 years, sixteen years if we begin back when I was writing religious topics on my personal blog since 2006. I’ve written over 7000 posts. I started on Blogspot then moved to WordPress in 2016. Some of the earliest blogs didn’t transfer from Blogger to WordPress, so the count isn’t specific. There are 6,024 essays at WordPress with few repeats.

After I post the day’s essay on Twitter, Facebook page, and Instagram, I record it for my podcast. The podcast is fairly new. I realized that women are busy, sometimes too busy to sit and read, but would listen as they drive, or do house chores, etc. So in my ever-present desire to get good material in front of women to teach them, (Titus 2), I record the podcast, write the summary, prepare the show notes, and manually post it on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast is called The End Time Blog Podcast and it’s found on all the normal social media podcasting sites, including Spotify, iTunes, etc. It’s just me reading the day’s essay at the blog. No interviews or celebrity guests or music. Just me, reading, lol.

I also answer queries from women who contact me, pointing them to credible ministries or resources, and of course I do the same for the women in my own church. I do background research for my own elders and for certain people online.

All the above, I do every day, 365 days a year. When Paul says single people should devote their time to the Lord, I take seriously. Jesus is worth it. He is ultimately the only worthy One. A life of service is a pleasure to the One who saved me, a terrible sinner!

Some examples of blog and podcast topics this past week have been:

  • I will not drown in shallow water (what song or verses get you through a hard time?)
  • Attributes of God: Aseity, Beauty, Blessedness
  • When it’s right to be dogmatic: Rejecting ‘What does this verse mean to me?’ (Hermeneutics)
  • Sin is no longer an ugly thing…
  • Little known prophets of the Bible
  • God’s amazing love
  • What is the Almug Tree?

I work hard and constantly on a variety of items for the Lord. This is a refutation the notion that all I do is sit around and watch Beth Moore and post about her. The bulk of edifying material I produce at the Spirit’s help in service to Christ is vast and I think, diverse, as you see in the topics above.

When I was in journalism classes, I was told that the news-consuming public will always fill in a blank with a negative, and they will always remember the negative much more than the positive. Since Moore is such an incendiary celebrity, and her followers so rabid, the commotion when remarking negatively over her antics always comes to a fever pitch. And that’s what people remember.

I’m happy to be write about Beth Moore when it seems right to do so. Why? The Lord gave me a burden for her and about her and regarding her effect on women. Her effect has been devastating for a long time and it continues to be so. Why wouldn’t we push back against a woman who has been allowed to prance, rebel, and twist God’s word for so long?

As long as she continues deceiving, I will continue posting. We oppose evil, we reject falsity, we mark those who cause dissensions. This includes Moore, among others I’ve written about negatively, critiquing their ministries.

I’ve written discernment essays about people, some more than once, such as Rick Warren, Ravi Zacharias (before the stuff came out), Jen Wilkin, Rachel Held Evans, Lysa TerKeurst, Francis Chan, Joanna Gaines, Christine Caine, and others, including Beth Moore. I’ve critiqued movements such as direct revelation, Gnosticism, romanticizing Jesus, the merchandising of women, and so on. But people remember my Moore critiques above any other. That’s OK. It’s normal in journalism to remember the negative and that is what looms large on people’s minds. I do more than write about Beth Moore, but she is a large and menacing presence of evil in the church that must be addressed, and I will continue to do so whenever it seems right.

I was writing back and forth with a reader this week and she was unaware I had a Facebook page called The End Time Blog. Another woman online said she didn’t know I had a podcast. I obviously don’t do a great job of marketing myself. I’ll try harder. I usually get up around 4:30 and after making the coffee and putting my lunch together, at 5:00am I settle in to post the blog, scripture pictures, devotionals, and record and post the podcast. I try to get this done within an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, because I leave for work at 6:30am.

When I get home I read my Bible and devotionals, pray, and then answer online direct questions and comment back on social media (we are not allowed on social media at work, hence the black hole of activity between 6:30 am and 3:30 pm).

So that is The End Time ministry. I call it ‘the end time’ because we are in the end time, and time is short. The end time period is between the ascension of Jesus and His return, and we are 2000 years closer to the day He returns! It could be any time. He could return any day, or the number of our individual days may be at its end, and we’d have no more time to serve Jesus. Serving Him is utmost priority for the Christian women, no matter where He has stationed us.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for subscribing to the blog, listening to the podcast, reading the devotionals, or sending me your questions. I deeply appreciate it!