REMIX: A video discussion of Mary for Evangelicals: Who was the mother of Jesus? part 2

Mary for EvangelicalsThe more I read about Mary, the more grateful I am for her story. 

In part 1 of this book discussion, we talked about how Matthew presents her as a side character, while Luke’s portrayal of Mary places her in a starring role, showing us that the marginalized are not marginal in God’s kingdom.. Watch the video here.

Also, here’s some fascinating history in this article “The Blessed Evangelical Mary” from christianitytoday.com, which fills in a lot of the mystery surrounding Mary and Protestants and why we should avoid her no longer. [Continue Reading…]

REMIX: A video discussion of the book Mary for Evangelicals: who was the mother of Jesus?

Mary for EvangelicalsI’ll just say it: evangelicals in general seem to be oddly afraid of Mary the Mother of Jesus.

Last December, I walked through an enlightening book that sharpened my perspective on Mary—and I’m thrilled to share the discussion again with you this year. This three-part series will open our eyes, challenge our assumptions and hopefully, lead us into a deeper appreciation of how in many ways Mary shattered the mold for women in her culture. Come back Friday, December 19, and Tuesday, December 23, for parts two and three.

The book Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord by Tim Perry shakes us up, moves past our fears, and brings us Mary in all her beauty and complexity. I highly recommend you give it a read, as I only scratch the surface on some of its themes here. [Continue Reading…]

An audio interview for the Church on Reclaiming Eve

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This week, I had the pleasure of talking about the value of girls and women on the GirlfriendIt radio show and podcast with cohost Patty Lynn Wyatt. We talked about the two choices women face in the Church of Jesus when claiming their … [Continue reading]

30 days of thanksgiving, volume 6 (the final edition)

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See post #1,  post #2, post #3, post #4 and post #5 (the book edition). I would say that all good things must come to end, but as a follower of Jesus, I simply do not believe that to be true. Quite the contrary, actually. I hold hope in my … [Continue reading]

30 days of thanksgiving, volume 5 (the book edition)

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See post #1,  post #2, post #3 and post #4. In case you haven't already noticed, I am a bibliophile. A lover of books of all kinds. … [Continue reading]