Author: Christy Britton

Advent and the Genealogy of Christ

“And Asaph begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah; and Uzziah begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah” (Matthew 1:8-9). Many devout Bible reader’s eyes have glazed over by the midpoint of the genealogy of Christ in Matthew 1. Even though we understand that who fathered who is important because it’s included in the Bible, the generational heritage that spans the first sixteen verses of Matthew is not a page-turner. In this season of Advent as we expectantly, “wait for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and...

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Two Truths and a Lie

When I was a child, the devil felt like an evil character in a fairy tale, complete with horns and a pitchfork. When I was a teenager, he seemed like someone whose name you never mentioned – almost as if speaking his name would serve as a summons. As a younger woman, I rarely gave the devil any thought at all as I was too consumed with raising a whole brood of little people. But as I mature into a wiser, older woman, I think of the devil for what he is – a liar, my accuser, and the...

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Be Busy Well

The irony is not lost on me that I’m feeling too busy to write this article on busyness. My days are filled with activity, and I fall into bed each night exhausted. Perhaps you feel the same way. Women are master multitaskers. We juggle jobs, school lunches, carpool, book club, soccer, service projects, and quality time with the people we love. Our lives are a constant balancing act of prioritizing our to-do lists against the hours we must work with. As we consider the different activities we’re engaged in, we need to ask the question, “What kind of busy...

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Dear Seminary Dad- Shepherd, Your Family

Dear Seminary Dad, If you’re reading this letter, it’s because you’ve taken steps in obedience to God’s call on your life to shepherd His people. You are aware of the many things you don’t know and are humbly seeking knowledge to step into your calling. If you are a husband and father, you take this step with the support and the responsibility of your family. As you are being equipped to shepherd a flock one day, remember the first flock God has given you to shepherd, your family. I’ve been a seminary wife for three years. Two and a...

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The Local Church and Orphan Care

In his book, Orphan Justice, Johnny Carr says, “To our God, taking care of orphans isn’t just a great idea. It’s critical. Why? Because every man, woman, boy, and girl—including orphaned and vulnerable children—has been created in God’s image and is precious to him.” As image bearers, we reflect God’s heart for orphans and vulnerable children through our compassion towards them. We show compassion as we pray, love, give, visit, disciple, advocate, and protect. Local churches must lead the way in caring for orphans if we are to show the world what our Heavenly Father is like. Imago Dei...

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