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Glad You Asked – Your questions answered!

Thank you to our listeners who submitted these questions for our latest Glad You Asked episode! Amy and Michelle share biblical insights on these issues:

  • How do you submit to your husband when he isn’t leading your family the way he should?
  • Should we avoid musicians who perform at conferences given by false teachers?
  • Can we serve as board members for public libraries?
  • How can I biblically honor my unsaved father when his life choices are far from respectable?
  • Should a Christian woman stay in an abusive relationship, whether it is physical, spiritual or emotional abuse?
  • How long does it take for wounds from dangerous teachings like the New Apostolic Reformation and Word of Faith movement to heal?

More Glad You Asked podcasts to come! Keep submitting your questions.

Resources:

Dallas Willard’s response to our Spiritual Formation episode

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Biblical counseling resources– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What Your Pastor Needs to Know about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

55 Testimonies: Leaving the NAR Church and the Aftermath – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Disciplines

What is Spiritual Formation? It’s a movement started 40 years ago with by Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline: The path to spiritual growth.

The movement appealed to many churches a decade ago, and is now experiencing a resurgence as more churches embrace this model. Amy and Michelle discusses how Spiritual Formation has some unbiblical practices, unbiblical origins, an unbiblical view of man’s human condition, and the risk of having spiritual experiences that are not from God.

Resources:

What you need to know about Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research White Paper

Spiritual Disciplines and the Appearance of Wisdom – Berean Research

The true spiritual direction of “Spiritual Formation” – Berean Research

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Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Disciplines

What is Spiritual Formation? It’s a movement started 40 years ago with by Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline: The path to spiritual growth.

The movement appealed to many churches a decade ago, and is now experiencing a resurgence as more churches embrace this model. Amy and Michelle discusses how Spiritual Formation has some unbiblical practices, unbiblical origins, an unbiblical view of man’s human condition, and the risk of having spiritual experiences that are not from God.

Resources:

What you need to know about Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research White Paper

Spiritual Disciplines and the Appearance of Wisdom – Berean Research

The true spiritual direction of “Spiritual Formation” – Berean Research

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 3

What does it mean to be a “Conservative” Christian? It used to be that you didn’t have to define it. But the liberal-progressive sickness infecting churches over the past half century has caused those who stand firm in Scripture to need to define ourselves, biblically.While many churches and pastors have abandoned the fundamentals of the faith, long-standing Conservative churches have experienced internal struggles for control of leadership and direction. Today if you are not about liberal inclusivity, if you speak the truth, or even if you don’t affirm sin, there will be a price to pay.

This podcast is Part 3 in our series on Doctrinal Distinctives. Listen and download Part 1 and Part 2.

Resources:

What is Progressive/Social Justice Christianity? Berean Research – White paper, Amy Spreeman

The Progressive Disease of Spiritual Deception in Our Time – Amy Spreeman

Progressive Christians and their doctrines of devils – Berean Research

By WHOSE Standard? – Amy Spreeman

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 2

What is “biblical womanhood?” Is patriarchy wrong, or has it been distorted? What does it mean to be Complementarian, and how has that word been distorted in recent years? In this episode we continue to discuss doctrinal distinctives, the way we identify our beliefs as Christians above and beyond our basic Christian statement of faith.

If you missed episode 1, listen and download it here.

Resources:

Rock Your Role: Jill in the Pulpit (1 Timothy 2:11-12)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Rock Your Role: All Things Being Equal (Galatians 3:28)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Mythbusting Complementarianism: 4 Truths Egalitarians Need to Know About Complementarian Women– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Counter Arguments to Egalitarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Articles on Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Who Do You Think You Are? Part 1

Why do you believe what you believe about your Christian Faith? Are there some things that we can agree to disagree on? Today we’re going to talk about doctrinal distinctives. These days a lot of people can say, I am a Christian – or Christ Follower – or Evangelical. Or Protestant, or many other labels we put on and take off. Even within different denominations, you need to define what you believe.

In this part 1 episode, we cover Reformed/Calvinism distinctions and Cessationism, two “camps that need a lot of defining. next week we’ll talk about Complementarianism and Culture.

Resources:

Monergism Vs Synergism – Got Questions

TULIP Scriptures – 5 Solas

What is Cessationism? – Got Questions

Why today’s “prophets” aren’t prophets – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

What is Heresy? – Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

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Modesty – Part 3

In this third and final installment of our series on Modesty, we take on two of the most common questions we’ve received on the topic:

  1. “How women and men teach their daughters -and sons- about modesty?”
  2. “How can we biblically deal with women and girls dressing immodestly at church?”

I you missed Parts 1 and 2, here they are:

Modesty Part 1

Modesty Part 2

Resources:

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Modesty – Part 2

In Part Two of our three-part series on the topic of modesty, three questions you might be asking: Does biblical modesty come with “rules,” like skirt height? How should moms and dads go about teaching modesty to their children? And what do you say in situations at your church where a sister in the Lord is not dressing modestly? Michelle and Amy seek the wisdom of Scripture to provide practical applications. Don’t forget to check out Part 1.

Resources:

The Mailbag: Is It OK for Christian Women to Wear Bikinis?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Should Christian Women Cover Up While Breastfeeding?-Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Modli (modest swimwear)

Sister…Show Mercy!– Pyromaniacs

What Not to Wear

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Modesty – Part 1

When it comes to modesty and the Bible, we often want “rules” and easy steps to follow. While the world gives us catalogs and commercials and fashion magazines, the Bible gives us general principles about subjective issues that we must wisely apply in our cultural context as we seek to please Him.This is the first in our three-part series on Modesty.

Resources:

What does it mean to dress modestly?– Got Questions?

What does the Bible have to say about lust?-Got Questions?

Feminism, modesty and the bikini – Naomi’s Table

Deplorable Decorum? – Naomi’s Table

How much pornography are Americans consuming? The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture

The Mailbag: Is lust a sin for women, too?– Michelle Lesley – Discipleship for Christian Women

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Mystical Mess: New Age in the Church

What is the difference between God’s miracles and mysticism? Amy and Michelle discuss a growing trend in the church that borrows mystical elements from Buddhism and Hinduism and melds or syncretizes them into Christian practices. Mysticism in the church is as old as the church itself, and has been rightly called out over the centuries as unbiblical. But it is a trend in our time as many Christians are now bringing in these practices and normalizing them.

Sadly, a lot of it comes through the church doors from women, bringing in teachings into women’s ministries on Reiki, chakras, crystals, magic energy oils, yoga, karma, energy fields, and even  Ouija boards and tarot cards.

Resources:

What is the New Age? A White Paper Amy Spreeman, Berean Research

Christians Mystically Encountering God Berean Research

“Christian” Tarot Cards and Fortune Telling – Fighting for the Faith, YouTube video

The Spiritual Formation Movement – Berean Research

The Interface of Medieval Mysticism and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Berean Research

Mysticism: Its Origin and Impact on Contemporary Christian Thought Berean Research

Books and articles by former New Agers:

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore (Parts 1 and 2 Combined)

We’ve combined our two-part report on how to discern the teachings of Beth Moore into one podcast episode, and all of the resource material for additional research is included in the links below. Beth Moore is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Discerning The False Teachers is a series of podcast episodes discussing false teachers in the modern church, particularly some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors.

Bye-Bye Beth: What Beth Moore’s Split with the SBC Means– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Beth Moore Announces She’s Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention-The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

After Thought Podcast Guest Appearance Part 1Part 2: The Open Letter to Beth Moore

The Rapp Report Podcast Guest Appearance: The Open Letter to Beth Moore and Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What did you think of Beth Moore’s “A Letter to My Brothers”? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
The Mother of All Rebellions: Having a Woman Preach on Mother’s Day– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women
Critiques of Beth Moore (long version) by Elizabeth Prata
Critiques of Beth Moore (newest) by Elizabeth Prata
Articles on Beth Moore by Elizabeth Prata
Why Your Pastor Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore and Why the SBC Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore by Josh Buice
The Beth Moore Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Mysticism, and Impassioned Frenzy by Steven Kozar
Beth Moore at Fighting for the Faith
The Fundamental Problem of Beth Moore at Voice of Reason Radio
Critical Race Theory video series (links to parts 1-6)-  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women(Tran)ScriptThank you, bless you and Walk Worthy!

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Words with Friends About False Teachers

What do we do when our loved ones get caught up in the snare of unbiblical teachings? Should we say something?
And if so, how do we approach them in love? In this episode, Amy and Michelle discuss how to have those difficult “Words with Friends.”

Resources

Scriptures mentioned in this episode

Words With Friends – Berean Examiner, Pirate Christian Radio

Clinging to the Golden Calf: 7 Godly Responses When Someone Says You’re Following a False Teacher Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: A Spiritual Battle, Not a Logical One Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discernment: What’s Love Got to Do with It? Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Popular False Teachers and Unbiblical Trends Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

What does it mean to contend for the faith?  Got Questions

How to Contend for the Faith Grace To You

 

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Glad You Asked!

What does God’s Word say about the issues facing Christians today? Glad You Asked! In this episode our listeners want to know:

  • Are altar calls biblical?
  • How do you handle false converts?
  • What about “hearing” God’s voice?
  • What are your thoughts on the Southern Baptist Convention and Critical Race Theory?
  • Is tithing in the church for today?

Plus, how to properly dispose of books by heretical false teachers. Enjoy and share!

Resources:

Basic Training: The Bible is Sufficient– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Sufficiency of Scripture –  Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

Critical Race Theory video series– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“Where is it written that God doesn’t speak audibly anymore?” –  Amy Spreeman, Naomi’s Table

What could be wrong with learning to “hear God’s voice”? – Berean Research

How Does God Speak to Me Today? – Tim Challis

Searching for a new church?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

4 Things You Need to Understand About Christian Persecution– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Encouragement for the Coates Family

Persecution is ugly. Canadian Pastor James Coates has been imprisoned for breaking the covid-19 “law,” and has now been denied bail. His crime? Holding church services and being faithful to the Lord. The GraceLife Church pastor’s trial will be in early May, and until then he will not be able to see his wife Erin or their young boys.  

It’s a heartbreaking story. Michelle and Amy asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers to send in their prayers and words of encouragement for the Coates family and for GraceLife, and we’re sharing this podcast with them, their church, and all of our listeners.

Resources:

Canadian Pastor Jailed Over Covid-19 Violations 

Erin Coates’ Instagram (@erincoates80)

Romans 13 and James Coates with Justin Peters – YouTube

4 Things You Need to Understand about Christian Persecution – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Erin Coates Interview (with Justin Peters)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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The Poison of the Enneagram with Marcia Montenegro

Did you know that the nine “types” in the enneagram actually came from an occultist and his “spirit guide?” The popularity of the enneagram teachings in mainline and mega churches has exploded in the past year as more celebrity preachers are giving this unbiblical trend a green light.

Amy and Michelle sat down with our special guest, Marcia Montenegro, co-author of the book, Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret.
Marcia once was steeped in Eastern spirituality and the New Age and was heavily involved –even seen as an expert –in Astrology. God in His mercy saved her out of all of that and her testimony is a must-read. You can find that on her website, Christian Answers for the New Age.

Resources:

Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret – Book Website: Marcia Montenegro
Top 7 Reasons the Enneagram is Unbiblical– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast
Christian Answers For the New Age – Marcia’s Facebook page
Enneagram articles Berean Research

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Learning from the Sins of Others: Ravi Zacharias

It hurts the entire Body of Christ when leaders fail. It can feel like a gut punch. The investigative report from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has concluded, and it’s worse than anyone could imagine.  Amy and Michelle discuss the lessons learned from evangelical news stories of leaders caught in sin. Much more than a cautionary “what not to do,” these heartbreaking events can teach us about Scripture, about God, and about how we can walk worthy in our own lives.

Resources

Response from RZIM

Ravi Zacharias Responds to Sexting Allegations, Credentials Critique

Apprising Ministries – Ravi Zacharias – 2012 Ken Silva

On Discerning Ravi Zacharias: It’s time to say what needs to be said

The Mistake We Made With Ravi – Ray Comfort

Dis. Grace: Responding Biblically to Church Scandal– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

It’s Time for Sound Leaders to Talk About Abuse– A Word Fitly Spoken

From Victimhood to Victory: Biblically Helping Abused Women Heal– Michelle Lesley-  Discipleship for Christian Women

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Finding – and BEING – a Godly Role Model

“You can be anything,” says the world, whenever a woman breaks a perceived glass ceiling. Not only do people celebrate her bravery, they elevate her to a role model for other young girls. But for Christian women and girls, it takes a lot more than two X chromosomes and a fancy job title to qualify as a role model. Michelle and Amy discuss how today’s so-called worldly role models are anything BUT good examples for our girls to follow. Are there any good role models for our daughters? Yes! And they are surprisingly easy to find.

Resources:

You Don’t Need Jezebel for a Role Model– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Who was Jezebel in the Bible?– Got Questions

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 2

Michelle and Amy continue the second of two episodes in which we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Resources:

After Thought Podcast Guest Appearance Part 1, Part 2: The Open Letter to Beth Moore

The Rapp Report Podcast Guest Appearance: The Open Letter to Beth Moore and Complementarianism– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Theology. Driven. Podcast Guest Appearance: Beth Moore, the SBC, and Christian Women – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: What did you think of Beth Moore’s “A Letter to My Brothers”? – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mother of All Rebellions: Having a Woman Preach on Mother’s Day– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Critiques of Beth Moore (long version) by Elizabeth Prata

Critiques of Beth Moore (newest) by Elizabeth Prata

Articles on Beth Moore by Elizabeth Prata

Why Your Pastor Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore and Why the SBC Should Say “No More” to Beth Moore by Josh Buice

The Beth Moore Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Mysticism, and Impassioned Frenzy by Steven Kozar

Beth Moore at Fighting for the Faith

The Fundamental Problem of Beth Moore at Voice of Reason Radio

Critical Race Theory video series (links to parts 1-6)-  Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Discerning the False Teachers: Beth Moore PART 1

Michelle and Amy continue a series of podcast episodes discussing false teachers in the modern church, particularly some of the more popular women’s teachers, speakers and authors. In the first of two episodes we examine the teachings and the behavior of Beth Moore. She is easily the world’s best known women’s Bible study author and teacher in the world, and has been teaching since 1985 and draws in millions of followers. Many of you have been or are in churches where her teachings are a huge part of your women’s ministry. We’ll look at her own words, compare them with Scripture and help you discern.

Resources:

Living Proof You Should Follow Beth (No) Moore– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Discerning False Teachers: Joyce Meyer– A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Women Preaching? – A Word Fitly Spoken Podcast

Has Beth Moore only recently drifted, or has she always been false? – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

Listen carefully to what she is saying in this video… – The End Time: Elizabeth Prata

An Open Letter to Beth Moore- Timeline of Events – Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

When women’s ministries abandon the Bible – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

On capturing weak women– Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Words with Friends – Pirate Christian/Berean Examiner: Amy Spreeman

When seemingly solid pastors fail to protect women – Naomi’s Table: Amy Spreeman

Leaving the NAR Church: Elaine’s story – Berean Research

Good News! (The Gospel) A Word Fitly Spoken

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Facing an Uncertain Future

Think 2020 was a not-so-fun year, and 2021 is just more of the same? God’s Word tells us that for Christians, persecution and trials are still to come. How in the world are we to endure? Some would say that we should prepare to bug out, head for the hills or start stockpiling food and weapons. But is that really what the Bible says we should be doing? No!
Michelle and Amy discuss how we as Christians can prepare to face whatever comes our way in the weeks, months and years we have left in the race to the finish line.

Resources:

7 Ways to Endure to the End– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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