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Author Rebekah Hargraves Explains That If You’re a Mother, You’re a Theologian

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Many women feel that between meals, keeping house, getting kids to and from school and extracurricular activities, managing budgets and trying to find time for exercise and that looming declutter project, it’s almost impossible to find time to grow in the Word.

If you’re a mother, you know how important it is to stay grounded in the Bible amid the chaos of life, but it can be hard enough getting through a daily devotional, let alone feeling like you are a true Berean.

Rebekah Hargraves, the author of Lies Moms Believe (And How the Gospel Refutes Them)wrote this week in The Christian Post that while she writes extensively about how mothers can become theologians, they often don’t know how. 

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Well, she explains, if you’re a mom raising your children in a Christ-centered home, you already are one! 

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Your theology refers to what you believe about God. Whether you are an atheist who doesn’t believe in the existence of God at all or a seminary professor teaching God’s truth at a deep and profound level, you are a theologian.

The reality is that you as a mom are teaching theology to your children day in and day out by the way you live your life and the words you say, the things you prioritize and what you idolize. The question is not whether or not you will be a theologian. The real question is this: are you teaching good and right, accurate and true theology or are you teaching false theology?

Hargraves offers some tips on how to be a good theologian as a mother:

  1. Be in the Word: “I know this pursuit may very well feel impossible in your current season as a busy mom,” she assures, but explains that, with the many luxuries of modern technology and constant access to the Bible at our fingertips every moment, there are many ways we can learn to incorporate the Scripture into our daily lives.
  2. Share the Word: “We have to know the truths of God’s Word ourselves, but the natural outworking of that is to then share that Word with others – first and foremost being with our kids,” she says, explaining that the best way to do this is not always through rigorous daily readings or Bible curriculum for your children, but rather by infusing God’s wisdom into everyday situations, from settling sibling squabbles to explaining where flowers come from.
  3. Live the Word: “If our children don’t see the impact the Word of God is having in our hearts and lives in a tangible way, they will struggle to believe in its validity.” Phew. Enough said!

“When we walk by the Spirit, abide in Christ, following God’s direction, spend time in His Word, and apply it naturally to every issue which arises in our day to day lives, we will be living as good theologians,” Hargraves concludes.

“Just imagine what kind of amazing impact a mom, by God’s grace, can have on her children when she lives in such a way! There is no end to what the Spirit of God can accomplish in the lives of her children!”

Amen!

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LA County Now Lifting Ban On Indoor Worship Services ‘To Align With Recent SCOTUS Rulings’

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Los Angeles County has decided to finally follow the Constitution and honor the First Amendment right of freedom of religion — a right handed down by God Himself — and lift a ban on indoor church worship services over the weekend after recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of houses of worship. Gee, how nice of them to allow folks to do what God commands them to do and hold services inside a building like normal people. This should never have been something that needed a Supreme Court ruling. The Constitution is pretty clear that the right to freely expression religion is protected. via Daily Wire: “The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship,” the county said in a press release Saturday. “Places of worship are permitted to offer faith-based services both indoors and outdoors with mandatory physical distancing and face coverings over both the nose and mouth that must be worn at all times while on site. Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.” “Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community,” the release continued. “Because Los Angeles County is experiencing an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community is critical. This is an absolute win for religious liberty, one of the most important and fundamental rights our republic was established upon. In fact, it was our forefathers seeking after religious…

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Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC

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A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…

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