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Pull over – it’s the Tone Police

A lot of Christian women seem to have the mistaken idea that “speaking the truth in love” equates to being “nice.” We should always be smiling and sweet and never say anything that might hurt someone’s feelings or could rock the boat. But what does the Bible say about our tone? Michelle and Amy dig into Scripture and take on the “Tone Police” in this episode.

Resources:

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Tone– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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

Love, in context, is not “playing nice” – Naomi’s Table

A Comment to the Snowflake Society: Breathe in, breathe out, move on – Berean Research

To warn is to love – Berean Research

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Why Aren’t Mormons Christians? with Pastor Travis McNeely

You may have noticed that Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, believe that they should be considered “Christians” just like their Christian friends. However, there are stark differences in theology; differences that put Mormons – as kind as they are – in the heretical category. In this episode, Michelle and Amy interview Pastor Travis McNeely about what Mormons believe and teach.

Resources:

LDS Evangelism video series by Travis McNeely

Stand to Reason App

Mormonism or LDS Research – Berean Research White Paper

Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham

Engaging Mormons by Corey Miller

Leaving Mormonism by Corey Miller

The Saints of Zion by Travis Kerns

SharingTheGospelWithLDS on Instagram

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 2: Your Turn!

In part two of our episode of “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate – Amy and Michelle share what our listeners had to say.


Resources:

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

The Mailbag: Potpourri (Was John a prophet? … Christianese … Kendrick brothers movies … Confronting immodest nursing…)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

To Tithe or Not to Tithe?– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

“Just chew the meat and spit out the bones!” Addressing Objections to Discernment- Part 3

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Six Cliches Christians Could Can (Or at Least Re-think)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Evangelical Pet Peeves – Part 1

Michelle and Amy discuss some “pet peeves” in evangelicalism – things Christians, churches, and ministries do that can irritate. Little things. Maybe funny things. Maybe not so funny, big things.  And not just because they’re irritating, but because they’re unbiblical, unwise, or they’re a hindrance to others in their walk with the Lord.

Resources:

Churchmanship 101: Training Your Child to Behave in Church– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Yes Sir! That’s My Baby!– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Watch Your Language! 10 Christian Terms that Need to be Cleaned Up– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Cussing, Profanity, and OMG

Let’s stop supersizing “our dreams” – Berean Research

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Have you been dealt the Pharisee Card?

Has someone ever called you a Pharisee just because of your faithfulness to Scripture? That’s called “Playing the Pharisee Card,” and it is usually dealt by someone whose deck is full of deceit – and for these dealers, truth is hard to hear. It’s easier just to shut down the truth teller. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the irony of the Pharisee Card, and what you can do if someone plays that card on you.

Resources:

Playing the Pharisee Card – Amy Spreeman

What Does It Mean to “Play the Pharisee Card”? – Michelle Lesley

The dangers of dismissing “discernment ministries” – Amy Spreeman

To Warn Is Love – Berean Research

Discernment Challenge: If you see something, say something! – Berean Research

How Jesus Called Out False Teachers and Deadly Doctrine – Berean Research

Heresy Hunter is a pejorative for “troublemaker”– Naomi’s Table

Bible Studies – Michelle Lesley

Bible Studies – Naomi’s Table

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Your thoughts about “The Chosen” – Part 3

Is The Chosen biblical? Following our review of this globally popular television series by Dallas Jenkins, we asked our listeners to weigh in on their thoughts about The Chosen, and share anything we may have missed covering in Part 1 and Part 2 of our podcast episodes.

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 2

Is The Chosen biblical? In Part 2 of our review of the popular hit series, we examine the “red-flag” content of the episodes in the first two seasons, and compare those scenes in the show to the Bible.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Is God really the one behind ‘The Chosen,’ as the creator of the series declares? by Marsha West

What is Arianism?– GotQuestions

What is Docetism?– GotQuestions

What is the Hypostatic Union?– GotQuestions

The Chosen & The Shift– Famine in the Land

A Candid Conversation with Dallas Jenkins, Director of The Chosen– Melissa Dougherty

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A Review of “The Chosen” – Part 1

Many of our listeners have asked us what we think of the popular hit series, The Chosen, or whether we’d recommend or avoid it. In this first of our three-part podcast episodes, we review both seasons 1 and 2, and compare the scenes in the show to the Bible. In this first episode, we focus on the beliefs and also the affiliations of the show’s writer/producer/director, Dallas Jenkins.

Resources:

What is Mormonism/Latter-Day Saints? – Amy Spreeman – Berean Research

Nativity Scenes and the Second Commandment– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

The Mailbag: Overview/Review of “The Chosen” (An Online TV Series on the Ministry of Jesus)– Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

Mail Call: What do you think of the TV series “The Chosen”– Elizabeth Prata

A Brief Reality Check About The Chosen– Chris Rosebrough

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Pride, Pronouns & Prodigals

It hurts to lose dear ones, especially for eternity. A lot of Christians are losing relationships over sexual sin issues so prevalent in our world today. We’ve all got some tough decisions to make: Whether to attend that family wedding or tell a son or daughter you must stand by what is true about his or her God-given gender.  But remember that Christ calls us to separate ourselves from the world and be loyal to Him even if it costs us everything- including those we love the most.

Michelle and Amy discuss one of the most difficult topics we face today.

Resources:

Christmas Dinner with the Sexual Sinner– A Word Fitly Spoken

Glad You Asked: Pride, Parenting, Evangelism and Denying Self– A Word Fitly Spoken

The Mailbag: Perversion Potpourri (A clearinghouse of Michelle’s articles on today’s, and related topics)- Michelle Lesley- Discipleship for Christian Women

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Discovering Head Covering

Have you been hearing more talk lately about whether Christian women should wear head coverings?

Some churches believe and teach, based on 1 Corinthians 11, that women should wear some sort of covering on their heads during any sort of worship service. Are head coverings a biblical requirement for women? Michelle and Amy dig into the context of Scripture to find out.

Resources:

Rock Your Role: A Head of the Times- Head Coverings for Christian Women? (1 Corinthians 11:1-16)– Michelle Lesley: Discipleship for Christian Women

Women Undercover– No Trash, Just Truth podcast

Should Christian women wear head coverings?– Got Questions

Head Coverings for Women– John MacArthur

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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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