This is a brand new series we are starting called “Get To Know” the contributors on Servants of Grace. The basic idea, as you will see is for you our readers, to get to know a little bit about the people who write here on Servants of Grace. Today, we have the privilege of getting to know Vicki Tiede. Thanks so much Vicki, for taking time to answer these questions. The questions are mine, but the answers are Vicki’s.
Can you tell us about your journey with Christ?
As a Christian speaker, author, and teacher, I am passionate about encouraging and equipping women to face the inevitable challenges of marriage, parenting, and walking with Christ. I live in Rochester, MN, with my husband Mike and our three children, whom I homeschool. My husband is a child psychologist at Mayo Clinic and together we lead a small group in our home of couples who desire to grow in the first principles of faith and live their faith out in the context of their families, as well as in a vital church community. Too often today we embrace the gospel and yet fail to pay attention to His instructions concerning how we are to live. Christ’s design for His churches and His families is set forth for a purpose.
When I was in my early twenties, I met and married a man who was addicted to pornography. Because he refused to accept responsibility for his behaviors, did not seek restoration for our relationship, and continued a reckless lifestyle that was putting my life in danger, my pastor and a Christian counselor encouraged me to end the marriage. This was the most difficult thing I have ever done, but God used this time in my life to turn my attention toward Him and to give me a passion for ministering to women who are struggling in their marriages, pointing them toward restoration, which I believe is His desire.
In 1998, God brought Mike into my life. We married and my family grew. Together, we have chosen to seek and trust God in the difficult moments and to praise and thank Him in every moment. Because our marriage is strong and firmly founded in our relationship in Christ, we have often been sought out to meet with couples who need encouragement in their own marriages. As I speak for women’s events, retreats, conferences, and homeschool conferences, I am delighted to share the hope we all have in Christ. I’m especially excited to share God’s Word and the guidelines we have in Scripture for life as a family, especially in light of how those families are to live in the church community.
What projects are you working on?
I just completed a mini-book for New Growth Press called When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography, which will release August 2013. I’m also working on a new book called Women of the Promise (working title), which unpacks biblical womanhood as a natural response to Promise theology.
What ministries are you involved in?
I am very involved in my local church. I recently stepped down from serving as the coordinator of women’s ministries because of the increase in my speaking and writing ministry in the Church. However, I oversee the selection of discipleship materials for women’s ministries and coordinate our meals ministry.
We are also prayerfully seeking God’s direction regarding involvement with an amazing ministry called Tiny Hands International, which is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the church in the developing world to help the poor overcome poverty and become lights of the world. They are committed to finding the greatest injustices in the world, and working towards relieving them however possible. They are particularly called to orphans, street children, and the victims of the sex-trafficking industry. They want to find those who are already doing the work, who are called and faithful, and help them do it in greater ways and with more efficiency. We do it all in obedience to, and for the glory of Jesus Christ.
How can we pray for you?
Our family is well aware that when we say “yes” to something, we are saying “no” to something else. It’s our desire to glorify God in all that we do, so we appreciate prayers as we seek God’s direction in our ministry and in our daily lives.
Because of the nature of my book and mini-book, When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart, I am often in the position to minister to hurting women. I covet prayers for discernment, wisdom, and protection of my heart. This topic puts us in the cross-hairs of the enemy and we have a keen sense of being in a spiritual battle for truth and purity. Involvement with Tiny Hands International and their business of intercepting children who are being trafficked will only magnify this battle. We are grateful for prayer.
How can we connect with you online or to any of your other writings, published or other wise?
MY BLOG www.vickitiede.com/blog
More of Vicki’s work can also be read here at Servants of Grace
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This is a brand new series we are starting called “Get To Know” the contributors on Servants of Grace. The basic idea, as you will see is for you our readers, to get to know a little bit about the people who write here on Servants of Grace. First up, today we have the privilege of getting to know Dr. Brian Cosby. Thanks so much Dr. Cosby for taking time to answer these questions. The questions are mine, but the answers are Dr. Cosby’s.
1) Can you tell us about your journey with Christ?
I grew up in a Christian home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hearing the gospel and going to church with my parents. But it wasn’t until 1999, when I was eighteen years old, that God saved me by grace after a long struggle with faith and the basics of biblical theology. I graduated the next year from high school and went to Samford University, where God continued to shape and mold me and it was during this time that he called me into the ministry. I attended and graduated from Beeson Divinity School during which time I married my wonderful bride, Ashley, and we moved to Atlanta to serve a PCA church as Youth Pastor. I served there for four years before moving to Signal Mountain, Tennessee last June (2012) to pastor Wayside Presbyterian Church. I have just recently completed a Ph.D. in historical theology, examining a puritan theology of suffering and sovereignty at the Australian College of Theology, Sydney Australia.
2) What projects are you working on?
I am currently working on some articles for the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, published as a joint project by Yale University Press and Eerdmans as well as an academic biography of the English puritan, John Flavel for the peer-reviewed publisher, Lexington Books.
3) What ministries are you involved in?
Other than pastoring Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and my family, I am involved in number of ministry initiatives such as denominational committees, contributor for a couple of online blogs, and member of several ministry boards.
4) How can we pray for you?
Please pray that I would continue to find my greatest joy in Christ, that I would treasure him above all else.
5) How can we connect with you online or to any of your other writings, published or other wise?
You can find more about my books at my Amazon.com author page or at waysidechurch.org. You can read Dr. Cosby’s work here on Servants of Grace by clicking on: http://servantsofgrace.org/author/bhcosby/
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What’s the one thing God is asking you to do right now—that you’re not sure you want to do?
Maybe you’re reading that question and thinking, “There’s nothing I can think of. I’m pretty sure I’m being obedient to what He’s asking.” Or maybe you’re reading the question and thinking, “Just one? Brother, I could give you a list.”
But seriously: Is there something you’re sure that God is asking of you that you don’t want to do?
Is it changing careers? Ending an unhealthy relationship? Confronting a loved one about sin you’ve noticed creeping into their lives? Confessing your own sin and asking forgiveness?
Capture whatever that thing is for a minute. Examine it. And, maybe, ask another question:
“Why am I afraid of doing this?”
What will obedience to God cost?
Reading Hosea some time ago reminded me of something important. Hosea 3:1-5 says:
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a lethech of barley. And I said to her, “You must dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.” For the children of Israel shall dwell many days a without king or prince, without sacrifice or pillar, without ephod or household gods. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.
God tells the prophet Hosea to pursue his adulteress wife, Gomer—to redeem and purify her.
Just as God does for His wayward people. Just as God does for me. And as He does for all who belong to Him.
I want to be purified; to take my sin as seriously as Jesus does.
And to take holiness just as seriously.
God’s purification has a price: Obedience.
And sometimes it’s going to hurt.
But it’s worth it.
If you’d be so kind, pray for me today, would you?
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There are a lot of books that are, by and large, regarded as classics. They’re the ones you just have to read—and if you don’t, you’re depriving yourself of great literature.
But are you really depriving yourself?
I’ve read a number of books that are considered classics (whether modern or legit), and some, like Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Preaching and Preachers and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, are absolutely worthy of being called classics. But then there are others that I just don’t get the appeal.
I have at least two examples.
I cannot stand Moby Dick. Cannot stand it. I know that Melville is supposed to be the greatest novelist that America has produced, but I really didn’t find it to be that engaging a read. I first read it in high school as part of an independent study project, and nearly every time I picked it up, I fell asleep.
A few years later, I did give it another shot. I didn’t want to assume that I didn’t like it simply because I had a bad experience with it in high school. The experience reading it as an adult was not unlike pushing a boulder up a steep hill.
In a snowstorm.
“Call me Ishmael.”
Next one: Last year, I attempted to read The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. I say attempted, because, this devotional classic kept putting me to sleep. I think I managed to get 150 pages in before I put it on the de-read pile. I have not, as of yet, taken another stab at it.
Now I’m not saying these are bad books… they’re just books that I just could not get into, no matter how hard I try.
No doubt we all have them.
So what about you, dear reader? What’s the classic you just couldn’t get into?
(Originally posted at Blogging Theologically)
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Jesus its all about Him and for Him in order to spread His fame and glory to the nations.
Dave Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Servants of Grace. He also serves as the Executive Editor of Theology for Life, a new online magazine for lay people to understand biblical and theological issues. In addition to his responsibilities at Servants of Grace and Theology For Life he serves as a Book Promotions Specialist for Cross Focused Reviews helping to promote good Christian books. He and his wife got married Feb 18th, 2007 and live in Caldwell, Idaho. He received a degree in Hotel Management in 2007 from Lake Washington Technical College, a Bachelors of Science in Religion (Cum Laude) in 2009 from Liberty University, a Masters of Arts in Religion with an emphasis in biblical studies (December 2011), and a Masters of Divinity in Professional Ministries (2012) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary via Distance Education. He is very passionate about reading, studying and teaching God’s people from His Word. He enjoys football, basketball, golf, and watching movies. He writes mainly on contemporary cultural and theological issues and writes on a variety of Christian blogs and magazines such as on Blue Letter Bible, Blogging Theologically, Christianity.com, Church Leaders, Church Pastor, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Gospel Project, Crossway, Christian Focus, Apologetics 315, Credo Magazine, Gospel Centered Discipleship, and Modern Reformation. He and his wife Sarah are members at Ustick Baptist Church in Boise, Idaho where he and his wife serve in a variety of ministries.
Sarah is happily married to Dave Jenkins the Director of Servants of Grace,. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, watching movies, reading, writing and working on websites. Sarah serves as the webmaster for Servants of Grace Ministries.
Aaron Armstrong is the author of Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty (Cruciform Press, 2011), Contend (Cruciform Press 2012), and Everyday Theology. He writes for an international Christian ministry, serves as an itinerate preacher throughout southern Ontario, Canada, and blogs daily at Blogging Theologically. He’s also becoming increasingly comfortable writing about himself in the third person. Aaron’s education is a bit eclectic. He is formally educated in graphic design (a field he has little interest in at this point, since he stopped doing it vocationally in 2007). His theological training consists of reading hundreds of books (by God’s grace more good than bad) and is currently working on an intermediate level certificate in Systematic Theology through Ligonier Academy (online learning). Aaron and his wife, Emily, came to faith as adults in mid-2005 (you can read about it here) and were married on May 27, 2006. They, along with their ever-growing family, worship and serve at Harvest Bible Chapel in London, Ontario.
Michael lives in Belleville, IL, a suburb of St. Louis, MO with his wife Erica, adopted daughter Alissa, two cats Molly and Sweetie Pie and horse Beckham. After spending eight years in the United States Navy as a Yeoman, he has been employed for the past ten years by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where he oversees advanced educational programs. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion (Biblical Studies) from Liberty University and is currently closing in on completing a Master of Arts in Religion (Biblical Studies) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid reader and blogger operating the website Christian Apologetics and Intelligence Ministry (http://intelmin.org) which provides both original content and relevant posts and articles from around the web. Mike serves as the Associate Editor for Servants of Grace Ministries.
Grant Castleberry is the Executive Director of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is also an M.Div. student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife GraceAnna live in Louisville, KY with their two daughters.
Joey Cochran is a graduate of Dallas Seminary and a church planting intern at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, Illinois under the supervision of pastor Joe Thorn.
Brian H. Cosby (PhD, Australian College of Theology) is pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. You can check out more of his work at: http://www.amazon.com/Brian-H.-Cosby/e/B004689QMU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1363634105&sr=8-2
Daniel Darling is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and is the author of Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, iFaith, and Real (Summer, 2012). His work has been featured in evangelical publications such as Relevant Magazine, Focus on the Family, Marriage Partnership, Pray!, Relevant, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. He has guest-posted on leading blogs such as Michael Hyatt, The Gospel Coalition, OnFaith (Washington Post), and others. He has been profiled by The Chicago Tribune. Daniel is a contributing writer to Zondervan’s Couples Devotional Bible. Publisher’s Weekly called his writing style “substantive and punchy.” Dan is a contributing writer to Christian Today‘s online magazine, Kyria as well as Lifeway’s men’s devotional, Stand Firm. He also maintains a blog at patheos.com, entitled, The Friday Five, where he interviews leading evangelicals. Dan’s columns appear weekly at Crosswalk.com and monthly for the local Lake County Journals. Dan has been interviewed on TV and radio outlets across the country, including 100 Huntley Street, Moody Broadcasting Network, Harvest Television, The Sandy Rios Show, American Family Radio, the Salem Radio Network, and a host of other local and national Christian media. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College. He traveled extensively to India and the Middle East. He and his wife, Angela, have three daughters and a son and reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Daniel is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Literary Agency. Check out Dan’s blog at http://www.danieldarling.com/
Greg pastored an Evangelical Free Church in Catonsville for six years before sensing a call to plant Christ Fellowship Church in Harford County. His passion is to preach the Scriptures in such a way that Christ is clearly seen as the glorious, all-satisfying Savior that we so desperately need. Greg has written three books, You Are the Treasure That I Seek, Living Free In Enemy Territory And Killing Calvinism. He also writes frequently at his blog. If you are ever near the Abingdon Starbucks- there’s an 80/20 chance you’ll find him there. He lives in Abingdon with his wife, Lisa, and their four children: Samantha, Benjamin, Isaac, and Ella Grace.
Griffin is from Birmingham, AL, where he is a student at Beeson Divinity School. There he is training (both in school and in his church) for the pastorate. Meanwhile, Griffin preaches at various churches, youth groups, and writes a little bit freelance. He is a devoted son, brother and friend, and is passionate about preaching, the SBC, Auburn football, and Braves baseball. You can find Griffin on twitter where he regularly posts at @griffingulledge and on his website at griffingulledge.com.
Jason is an ordained pastor in the PCA. He is an Assistant Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Jason is a regular blogger on the Gospel Coalition and Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals websites. He is also the author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home. He is married to Leah and they are blessed with two wonderful children, Gracen and Ethan. When he isn’t pastoring or writing, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, laughing, watching a good Chicago Bears’ game (as rare as they are), and feasting upon Chicago-style pizza. He is also a man marked by great faith and hope as he awaits the realization of a Cubs’ World Series championship within his lifetime.
I’m the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church (Acts 29). I’m chasing a M.Div at Southern Seminary and have a Bachelors in Biblical Counseling and Biblical Studies. I love steak, sour candy, and other awesome things.
I work in accounting by day and read books by night. If I have free time and I’m not reading, I’m probably sitting at a piano worshiping God through song. I love ministry and serve in various capacities in church and in campus ministry at a local university. I’m also part of a performing arts ministry called The LION Players.
Josh is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, staunch defender of Reformed Theology, husband to Candis, Dad to Jaeden, avid book reader, Leader of the College Ministry at Perimeter Road Baptist Church, and Contract Manager at CPS, Inc.
Madison Ruppert is a humble sinner saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. He is a pastoral intern at Santa Monica Church and will begin a year as a student missionary with the North American Missions Board in July.
Zach is a Christian blogger who lives in Birmingham, AL. He is married to Courtney, who serves as a faith-based counselor in the Birmingham. Zach is pursing a Master of Theological Studies degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written reviews for Cross-Focused Reviews, Crossway, and Fortress Press. His reviews can be read on his blog pastorzach87.wordpress.com.
With academic training in theology and ethics, my passion is to train believers to be better equipped as Christians in our contemporary setting. The purpose of all that I communicate is to provide worldview training that encourages solid Christian thinking about every area of life. Ultimately my hope and prayer is for my ministry to give God all the glory, honoring the Creator-creation distinction. Over the years God has allowed me to serve the Kingdom in a variety of capacities. I’ve been a guest on various radio programs including the John and Kathy Show (Pittsburg) and Prime Time America (Moody Broadcasting Network). As well, I have served as a co-chair of the Church-Bioethics Network at The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and have testified before the Illinois State Legislature on embryonic stem cell research and human egg donation. As an adjunct instructor of ethics at McHenry County College, I had the opportunity to engage people of all ages on matters of ethics, especially those issues that impact their daily lives. A member at The Orchard Church in McHenry, Illinois, the Flashing family lives in Harvard, Illinois. I have a B.A. Christian Ministry, Trinity International University, 2002 and an M.A. Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005.
Matt Fretwell is married, has three daughters, loves Jesus, being a dad, people, coffee, and the freedom of the Gospel. Besides holding degrees in Religion, Theology, and Divinity, he is a keynote speaker, an established author (Denied Desires; Identity Theft; & coming soon, Sanctificagious) and Senior Pastor of a “comeback church,” (Oak Hall Baptist Church) near Richmond, Virginia. Matt is also the founder of Job 31 Ministries (www.j31.org). His transformation from an executive chef/upscale restaurant owner and deliverance from alcohol, to become an addictions counselor and pastor, then founder of a rapidly growing men’s ministry is a sure testimony of what Christ can do with brokenness.
Brian G. Hedges is the lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. He has been married to Holly since 1996 and they have four children.
He is the author of Christ Formed in You: The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change (Shepherd Press, 2010), Licensed to Kill: A Field-Manual for Mortifying Sin (Cruciform Press, 2011), Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life (Shepherd Press, forthcoming) and numerous articles published in periodicals and online. For fun, Brian enjoys reading, playing golf, hanging out with his family, and watching good movies.
Mike Leake is associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Jasper, IN. He and his wife, Nikki have 2 children (Isaiah and Hannah). Mike is the author of Torn to Heal and regularly blogs at http://mikeleake.net
Aron McKay is a graduate of Dallas Seminary and a church planting resident with ROCKHARBOR Church in Southern California. He loves reading, writing music and spending time at the beach with his wife and four children. Learn more about Aron and his journey toward church planting here.
I am a child of God, husband of the best wife in the world, father of four. I love to play sports and read theology of all disciplines. I attend Grace Community Church in Howard City, MI where my wife and I serve in the youth group and other areas of need. I am working on my MA in Theology at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale, PA. Craig serves as the book review editor for Servants of Grace.
Greg serves as an elder and family ministries pastor at Foothills Church and as the assistant editor of Manual for CBMW. He and his lovely wife, Grace, live in Knoxville, TN with their 2 children–Cora and Iver. – See more at: http://servantsofgrace.org/the-curse-of-cynicism-and-the-hope-of-the-king/#sthash.jg8oEUbN.dpuf
Greg serves as an elder and family ministries pastor at Foothills Church and as the lead editor of Manual for CBMW. He and his lovely wife, Grace, live in Knoxville, TN with their 2 children–Cora and Iver.
Walter is married to his wife Aleena and has four children: Hayley, Hadassah, Calvin and Malcolm. He currently serves as senior pastor of Wood Baptist Church in Wood, North Carolina. Walter received his bachelor’s of science in Religion from Liberty University (Summa Cum Laude) and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Dec. 2015). He has a passion for writing, shepherding and exhorting God’s people to pursue Christ with passion and conviction. He blogs regularly at The Sojourner Chronicles.
Nate Palmer and his wife, Stephanie, moved from San Diego to Dallas in 2005 to help plant Grace Church Frisco. They have three young kids who keep them humble. As an experienced management consultant, Nate is a Practice Principal for HP Enterprise Services. He has a B.B.A in International Business from Ohio University and is currently pursuing his M.A in Religion online from Reformed Theological Seminary. Nate’s articles have been published in Modern Reformation and Reformed Perspectives Magazine. He has been interviewed by nationally syndicated radio shows such as The Janet Mefferd Show, Paul Edwards Show, and Knowing the Truth. He is also the author of Servanthood as Worship (Cruciform Press 2010).
Jared Moore is 32 years of age, and has served in pastoral ministry in a Southern Baptist context for 12 years. He currently pastors New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville, KY. He is happily married to Amber and has three children. He has authored one book: 10 Sacred Cows in Christianity That Need to Be Tipped
Jared writes at http://jaredmoore.exaltchrist.com
. He is also a regular contributor at SBC Voices, Servants of Grace, Sermon Central, and Church Leaders, and occasionally writes for Speculative Faith, Credo Magazine, Gospel Husbands, and SBC Focus. I have a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible, an M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. in Christian ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), a Th.M. in Systematic Theology (ABT) from SBTS, and I’m currently a PhD Student in Systematic Theology at SBTS.
Matt Perman is former director of strategy at Desiring God and the author of What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan, 2014). He has an M.Div. in biblical and theological studies from Southern Seminary and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Matt is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership and productivity from a God-centered perspective and also consults with businesses and non-profits, focusing especially on start-ups devoted to solving large global problems. He blogs at www.whatsbestnext.com and lives in Minneapolis.
Chris Poblete is a self-proclaimed gospel enthusiast. He currently writes full-time for a non-profit Christian ministry that provides free online Bible study tools worldwide. He is a native of Orange County, California, where he serves Jesus as one of the directors of The Gospel for OC and leads both prayer and young adult ministries at Reverence Bible Church (Mission Viejo, CA). Chris is married to Alyssa and secretly knows that between the two of them, he’s certainly getting the better end of the deal (note: she might be aware of this too). Chris is also the author of The Two Fears published by Cruciform Press (spring 2012). For more info, visit www.chrispoblete.net.
Richard Rohlin is a born-again Christian, husband, writer, shooter, and preacher living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Richard has a passion for sharing the Good News of the glory of Jesus Christ with others. He does so through his life, his blog, and through the ministry of First Baptist Church-Las Colinas.
Mathew Sims is the author of A Household Gospel: Fulfilling the Great Commission in Our Homes. He’s married to LeAnn and they have three daughters. He also loves to read, hike in the woods, and cook. They attend Downtown Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greenville, SC. Follow him on Twitter: @GraceForSinners.
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Network Administration from Crown College and multiple technical certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. After spending 12+ years in progressive roles in the IT software and services industry, Shaun founded Cross Focused Media, LLC. Through his company, he serves the Christian publishing community, providing social media and literary publicity services. If you’re a Christian publisher, author, or book review blogger, you’ll definitely want to check out Shaun’s newest service offering called Cross Focused Reviews. Shaun and his wife Lynette are the blessed parents of seven children. Shaun serves as the social media director and contributes book reviews and articles on Servants of Grace.
Dr. Thaddeus Williams
Dr. Thaddeus Williams earned his Ph.D. in Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, and holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot School of Theology. He teaches theology and philosophy at various schools, including Biola University and Saddleback College. He ministers at TerraNova and is driven by a passion to see the global church experience a 21st century “Re:Reformation” centered on the supreme Triune God of the Bible. To that end, Thaddeus has lectured in seminaries and churches throughout Nepal, Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri Fellowships in Holland and Switzerland, along with churches and conferences throughout the United States. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters. You can visit his blog at http://www.rereform.com/
Vicki Tiede (MEd., MMin.) is an inspiring Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author. Her passion is to open the Scriptures with women in order to share God’s grace and enduring faithfulness. Vicki transparently relates life experiences that resonate and draw others into a lifelong pursuit of knowing God.
Vicki’s candor and humor are a delight to her audiences, who feel like they’ve met a new friend moments after she begins to share a glimpse into her life. Vicki consistently points her audiences back to God’s Word and presents fresh insights into the Scriptures.
Living in Rochester, Minnesota, Vicki is a wife, homeschooling mom, and the coordinator of women’s ministries in her local church. Vicki holds master’s degrees in Ministry and in Education.
Vicki is the author of:
Parenting On Your Knees … Prayers and Practical Guidance for Parents of Preschoolers (Coming ~ January 2013)
When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography … Healing Your Wounded Heart (2012)
Plug Me In and Let Me Charge Overnight (2009)
Vicki is a contributing author for five books:
Kisses of Sunshine for Women (2005)
Kisses of Sunshine for Grandmothers (2005)
A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers (2007)
A Cup of Comfort Devotional of Women in the Bible (2009)
A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (2009)
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