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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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The Systemic Antisemitism Of the Woke Culture and Modern Leftism

They claim to be fighting against hatred, but truth is there is systemic antisemitism of woke and cancel culture which media doesn’t report.

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The far left has been injecting Antisemitism into the American political discourse since the early 1970s when leftist African American leaders such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Louis Farrakhan, and the beloved bigot, Al Sharpton, all went public with their Antisemitism. One would think that in today’s times of wokeism and cancel culture, the Jew-haters of the left would be exposed, shamed, and weeded out of the leftist movements. However, the opposite is happening. antisemitism of woke culture According to Melissa Langsam Braunstein of the National Examiner, fighting Antisemitism can get you canceled. Woke theology teaches that Jews are privileged oppressors. So, when Jews are literally assaulted on the streets by the Left’s political allies, the incidents become Rorschach tests. Many view Jews as victims, but the woke prefer to intimate that Jews must be the aggressors. As a general rule, leftists don’t blame victims unless they’re Jewish. One thing you may have noticed with the rise of Anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. concurrent with the recent Israel-Hamas war is that Antisemitism is that in most cases liberals didn’t criticize anti-Semitic attacks without mentioning Islamophobia despite the fact that there was no actual link between the two. But that’s not totally new. In 2019 when some Democrats wanted to rebuke Rep. Omar for her Antisemitism, the Congressional Black Caucus blocked the resolution because it didn’t mention Islamophobia. Instead, they passed a generic resolution that basically said that being mean to others is bad. Really? I learned that lesson when I was a child watching programs such as Romper Room, Howdy Doody, and Captain Kangaroo. As for the Jew-hating Rep Omar, she not only voted for the measure but celebrated it as a step toward fighting Islamophobia. At the end of June 2021, “April Powers, previously Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer…

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How to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Liberal

here is beauty and goodness in a community of like-minded families.

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Socialism, atheism, hyper-sexualism, wokeism, and the belief that America is evil is now the norm in government schools. I saw this coming years ago before my wife and I started our family which led us to homeschool our children. But we quickly learned that simply schooling at home was not enough. Please read the following message from my wife. It could save your family a lot of heartache, like it saved ours. Brandon Vallorani, Founder of Flag and Cross and Thrasher Coffee I began homeschooling in 2000, when my oldest daughter turned 4 years old. Armed with my bachelor’€™s degree in education and a lifelong desire to teach, I felt confident in my abilities. By 2012, our dream of a full house came true. We now had 7 children ages 16 years old down to newborn. Life was crazy but good. In the midst of raising an infant, toddlers, and teenagers, I had begun to notice some serious learning struggles with one of our children. Over the next two years, I sought help anywhere I could turn. Desperately trying to fix our problems, I scheduled appointments for testing with child psychologists and made numerous changes to our homeschool routine. Countless hours were spent in prayer. Nothing was working. I was overwhelmed and on the verge of quitting completely. And then I attended an informational meeting about Classical Conversations. Immediately inspired, my plan was to save€ the youngest members of our family by joining a Classical Conversations Community. I had been homeschooling for 14 years without a support system, and we all needed friends to stand in the gap. At this informational meeting, I learned about Classical Christian education: grammar, dialectic, and rhetorical stages. I saw a Director light up as she described the beauty of the program. They spoke about…

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