There are times, Katie McCoy writes, when following God's direction seems confusing or counterintuitive yet is better than getting on "a dead-end road to frustration and confusion."
Katie McCoy underscores the need for women grounded in theology to address misguided attempts in an increasingly hostile and broken world to conflate male-female equality with secular ideology.
Like a tree that is strengthened and grows from pruning, Katie McCoy notes that Christians benefit from God's pruning, from His "cultivating a deeper, richer life that can't be seen on the outside."
Things don't always go as Katie McCoy would like. "You probably have had things go awry as well," she writes, noting that "Scripture gives us a different way of thinking about our big dreams and life plans."
If we're going to speak up for the unborn, we have to speak up for the poor," writes Katie McCoy assistant professor of theology in women's studies at the College at Southwestern, the undergraduate school of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "If we're really going to be pro-life, we must also be anti-poverty."
Women in the Bible have one thing in common: They used their influence -- for better or worse, Katie McCoy writes. They "weren't necessarily in some great position of power or financially wealthy," she notes. "Whoever you are, wherever you are, you are a woman of influence. And the question for you and me is, how will we use it?"
Katie McCoy of BiblicalWoman.com, writing about "50 Shades of Grey," to debut as a movie on Valentine's Day, provides counsel to women on attaining freedom from "the never-ending cycle of lust."
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- We used to blush about it. It was the kind of thing that women kept quiet about. It was personal -- too personal -- and not at all "ladylike."
Waiting on God can be frustrating, but Scripture says when handled biblically, it's always for our good, says columnist Katie McCoy.
Ever seen a large bug entangled in a sticky spider web? Columnist Katie McCoy did recently and says there are many valuable lessons for Christians to learn about sin.