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So much about God and His Word is still a mystery, even to the greatest theological minds down through the ages. Faith–simple, childlike faith is what holds the whole thing up. But, do we just stop there? In 2 Timothy 2:15, we’re charged to rightly handle the Word of Truth and to study to show ourselves approved unto God. And in 1 Peter 3, we’re told to always be ready to give an account of the hope that we have in Christ.
Should part of that readiness be Biblical literacy–not just being able to quote Scripture, but being able to use those Scriptures to better know God–His character and attributes–and to better know the doctrines of our faith and how those are to be lived out in our everyday lives?
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Today, we’re joined by Phylicia Masonheimer who is going to help answer that question and hopefully give us some tips for living in the tension of both a simple faith and practical theology.
Phylicia teaches Christian women how to know what they believe and live it boldly. She is a blogger, podcast host, and speaker. Her writing focuses on discerning truth in a culture of confusion and letting that truth draw us nearer to God. Phylicia lives in northern Michigan with her husband and three children.
“Little minds and hearts are being trained in your home every single day. What you know about God and about the Bible and your ability to explain that to them provides them with a foundation for their worldview.”Phylicia Masonheimer
To learn more about Phylicia Masonheimer:
- Stop Calling Me Beautiful: Finding Soul-Deep Strength in a Skin-deep World
- Christian Cosmo: The Sex Talk You Never Had
- Safe to Feel: A 30 Day Devotional for Women Who Struggle with Affection
“The attack on Christianity today isn’t going to be an attack that calls us stupid, that calls us backward, that says that we’re brainless. That may have been an attack 70 or 80 years ago…The attack we’re going to get is, ‘Well, that’s not what the Bible actually says.’ “Phylicia Masonheimer
Mentioned on the Podcast:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15
- Forgotten God by Francis Chan
- How to Listen to God by Charles Stanley
- Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
- Doctrines that Divide by Erwin Lutzer
- The Ology by Marty Machowski
- Tiny Theologians