3 Reasons Women Need Good Theology

| March 11, 2015

“Just be careful. You don’t want women becoming spiritual leaders in the home or, even worse, wanting to become pastors.”

This was the response from a pastor friend of mine when he heard about a theology blog for women that I had recently launched with some friends. My heart sunk.

My love for theology began only five years ago. I became a Christian my freshman year of college. As a voracious reader, I devoured any books handed to me. With limited knowledge of Scripture, I looked to these books to guide me as I navigated the depths of God’s Word. Unfortunately, not every book was helpful. Throughout the first two years of my Christian walk, I was tossed around by every wind of doctrine that came my way.

I remember when I was first introduced to biblically sound writing. My husband, who was only my friend at the time, introduced me to authors like Kevin DeYoung, John Piper, and Tim Keller. I remember being brought to tears as I read through Desiring God wondering, Why have I never heard the gospel explained this way before?

A right understanding of God’s Word helped me become a better friend, a better daughter, a…

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