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Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women's initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women's conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.
God has poured out in us the gift that not only motivates us but also empowers us in our sanctification.
What if someone could come up with a heartening picture of how God by his grace can use even the preacher's inadequate words?
Satan and his forces ultimately lack creativity, not replacing but perverting the one true story of the universe revealed only in the Bible.
This conference 'for women but not all about women' brought thousands of women excited about that theme, hungry to learn more of the Word, and eager to learn better to communicate that Word with others.
The lives of Christian women over two millennia offer examples of the grace and mercy of God as well as encouragement and challenges to live life for his glory and honor.
We need to lift up our heads and our hearts and allow the God of the Bible to re-envision and inspire us. Without him we can do nothing.
Only when we are immersing ourselves in the whole Scriptures will we begin to be equipped to deal well with any one theme.
The Bible is full of calls to battle . . . to put on our armor . . . to fight our true enemy the Devil and his spiritual forces of evil, until the day when our victorious risen Lord appears.
Motherhood, we somehow keep forgetting, doesn't have to do exclusively with a mother's experience; it has to do with life and death---of human beings, and even of whole societies.