Summertime and the Netflix watchin’ is easy…TOO easy

By Elizabeth Prata Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Summer is a time for relaxing and fun. It's also a time for entertainment, as many folks' work-schedules disappear completely (if you're an educator like …

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The moth-eaten SBC and the women who did it

By Elizabeth Prata But I am like a moth to Ephraim, and like dry rot to the house of Judah. (Hosea 5:12) Privately, however, Moore has never cared much for the delicate norms of Christian femininity. ~The Atlantic I published an essay, part 1 of 3, in 2011, eight years ago as of this date. It …

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Confess early, confess often

By Elizabeth Prata You might have heard of that phrase, 'vote early and vote often.' Wikipedia describes its origins and meaning: Vote early and vote often is a generally tongue-in-cheek phrase used in relation to elections and the voting process. Though rarely considered a serious suggestion, the phrase theoretically encourages corrupt electoral activity, but is …

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Are you done with butterfly hunting?

By Elizabeth Prata Charles Spurgeon stumbled across Puritan Thomas Manton's works and was immediately captivated by them. Enchanted, he reformatted some of Manton's sermons into a devotional form. The result was a book called Flowers from a Puritan's Garden, by Charles Spurgeon, 1883. Here is one of them. -------------------------------- It is time that I am …

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Discernment lesson: Thinking through some platitudes and pithy Twitter comments

By Elizabeth Prata When I post something online, (seems like when I post anything online) there is always someone or more than someone who immediately refutes it. Even the basics of our faith go challenged these days. One of the most common arguments I receive is that theology doesn't matter. "Just love Jesus", they say. …

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