When Phylicia Masonheimer based the Each Girl a Theologian ministry after which wrote a guide with the identical identify, it had nothing to do with all girls turning into certified to put in writing commentaries or work on Bible translations. It’s way more sensible.
“One of many issues we have now to acknowledge is that each Christian needs to be a theologian. Each Christian, man or lady, ought to perceive what it means to comply with God, what the gospel is and tips on how to talk it,” Masonheimer defined.
This ministry and guide are merchandise of a dialog Masonheimer had with an outdated buddy from highschool who had left Christianity and was exploring different religions. As they talked, Masonheimer used theology — the examine of the character of God and spiritual perception — to share who Jesus is.
When her buddy stated she had “by no means heard it defined that means” and that she had some pondering to do, Masonheimer grasped how vital it’s for each Christian to review theology.
“I believe most Christians at present acknowledge that every one individuals want theology as a result of there’s a lot unhealthy and unbiblical theology on the market. And a whole lot of girls are discipling different individuals — their youngsters and whoever else is of their lives,” she stated.
The guide, launched Feb. 28 by Thomas Nelson, is likely one of the instruments Masonheimer developed to meet the imaginative and prescient God has given her of disciples making disciples. It’s subtitle, “Know What You Consider. Reside It Confidently. Talk It Graciously.” is the best way Masonheimer hopes different believers will reply such questions as: Why does the gospel matter? Did Jesus actually rise from the lifeless? Why can we baptize?
“All of these are theological questions,” famous Masonheimer. “Shouldn’t a girl have the ability to reply these questions?”
“My aim can be, even when no one ever knew the identify ‘Each Girl a Theologian’ or Phylicia Masonheimer, they might have gone deeper of their theology due to somebody who was uncovered to our ministry and discipled different individuals to know God and the gospel,” she revealed.
Masonheimer geared the guide towards girls for a number of causes. She’s a girl herself so she has that perspective, and fewer girls go to seminary than males. However largely she wrote it for girls as a result of “girls have unbelievable affect — of their communities, of their houses — as a result of they’re very relational. They’re very related, and so they’re good at welcoming individuals in.”
“Not that males aren’t too, however girls are notably gifted, and so for a lady who is aware of theology and who’s simply residing her life and bringing the gospel into [her life] each day, that’s actually highly effective,” she continued. “You can name it elevating up lay ministers — girls who’re residing their common lives and are ministering the gospel as they do it.”
Masonheimer lives this lay ministry life. Although she and her husband run the ministry collectively, she has three younger youngsters, homeschools and lives in northern Michigan on a small farm, full with goats, rabbits and chickens.
‘Residing the life’
“[‘Every Woman a Theologian’] was written residing the very theology and life … a whole lot of girls who learn will probably be residing. As I’m writing these truths from Scripture and researching in these commentaries and studying these students, I’ve diapers to vary and dinner to prepare dinner and laundry to fold — and I’m doing these issues. I’m not holed up in an ivory tower learning these things. I’m [living] a really actual life break up between learning theology and strolling it out with my youngsters and in my metropolis and in my church,” she stated.
As a result of with the ability to successfully share one’s religion is the last word aim of the guide, it touches on the main doctrines of Scripture: God, creation, humanity and sin, Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church and final issues. Although it’s not a devotional, every chapter consists of private examples and ends with a takeaway, one thing to deal with as a key level of the chapter. There’s additionally an eight-week Bible examine for church buildings or people.
Masonheimer graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in faith, and “Each Girl a Theologian” has been endorsed by a number of pastors. The various assets used are listed on the finish of the guide. Although it’s written with girls in thoughts, the truths included are all relevant for women and men.
To order this guide and study extra concerning the many assets Masonheimer has, go to phyliciamasonheimer.com/.
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