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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The past week(s) have been tough but the future looks bright

By Elizabeth Prata These past couple of weeks have been rough in our corner of the church. Rachel Held Evans' passing caused so much grief for her followers and her detractors alike. The display of hatred and bitterness of her followers came after, toward anyone daring to speak a word against their prophetess (their words). …

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Beth Moore has a Lot to Answer for in Normalizing Women Preaching/Teaching to Men, again

By Elizabeth Prata The holiness of God cannot be plumbed to its heights. We have no real conception of how Holy God is. Only Isaiah and Ezekiel (Old Testament prophets) and Paul and John (New Testament Apostles) really have a notion. They saw heaven or were given a vision of it. When Isaiah saw God …

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JD Greear, President of the SBC, charged money to attend his Good Friday worship service

By Elizabeth Prata Pastor JD Greear is currently serving as 62nd President of the Southern Baptist Convention. His church is called Summit Church. It is a multi-site church with 9 campuses in and around Durham, NC. Greear had been college pastor for 18 months before he was called to be the senior pastor. The church …

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Snake Cults – put this one in the “This is Weird” files

By Elizabeth Prata Fratelli Alinari are the Alinari Brothers of Italy, who founded the world's oldest photography studio. They have been documenting important works of art, sculpture, costume, and life in towns and cities since 1852. Their archive holds over 5,500,000 pictures. Recently the company posted the following photo with the title: La festa dei …

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A few thoughts about the abortion movie…

By Elizabeth Prata Unplanned the movie was recently released. It is from the Christian film-makers PureFlix, produced and directed by Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman, Daryl C. Lefever, Joe Knopp, and Chris Jones. The movie blurb goes: "Abby Johnson becomes the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her …

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