Should Women Teach Bible to Men?

Several people have sent me this article and have asked my opinion about it. In all honesty, I am saddened but not surprised. Ladies, as someone who has and continues to walk a challenging road in ministry (as an academic who teaches Bible classes at the university/college level, as a minister, and as an active […]

Was God Really “Silent” for 400 Years?

Well…the answer to that question depends on who you talk to. Most Protestants would probably say that yes, God was silent between the prophecy of Malachi 4.5-6 and the entrance of John the Baptist in the gospels. This 400-year timeframe is commonly called the “Intertestamental Period.” I respectfully disagree. Much of the literature written during […]

My Easter Prayer for You

Easter holds a very special place in the hearts of our little family…Stephan and I were apart for three Easters in a row (2008-10) due to his deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. On Easter of last year, I was still on crutches and couldn’t stand up or walk on my own…I couldn’t even pick up […]

The “Fall of Satan” Part one

One of my favorite things about studying the Second Temple Period (500 BCE-100 CE) is taking a look at how the authors of the NT interpreted the Jewish Scriptures/Old Testament for their communities. As promised, we’re going to take a look at the “fall/casting down of Satan” according to Scripture. We’ll take a look at […]

The Balancing Act

One of my roles as a Ph.D. candidate is to research controversial topics and present my findings to others so that they can make decisions about what they believe regarding these issues. Lots of people find this a bit shocking, so I’d like to tell you a story that explains a little bit of what […]

The Multiple Hats We Wear

Do you like to wear hats? I’m not a huge fan of hats, with the exception of baseball hats. I LOVE wearing baseball hats!!! I can throw my hair up in a ponytail or let it hang down. I can wear the hat frontwards, sideways or backwards (frontwards looks the best on me), AND it’s […]